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DePaul to host Chicago’s chief philanthropy officer for annual Public Service Lecture

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Maggie Cullerton Hooper, chief philanthropy officer for the City of Chicago, will be the featured speaker for the 2 7th annual H. Woods Bowman Public Service Lecture , hosted by the School of Public Service. Her lecture, titled “Innovation in government: Leveraging partnerships for racial equity," will be a hybrid event on Tuesday, May 24.

A DePaul alumna, Cullerton Hooper is responsible for the design and implementation of Chicago's strategic engagement - leveraging innovation to maximize collective investments, build capacity and co-design models grounded in the lived experience of affected populations.

Maggie Cullerton Hooper
Maggie Cullerton Hooper, Chief Philanthropy Officer for the City of Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Maggie Cullerton Hooper)
Past speakers have included figures such as former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Chicago Community Trust CEO Helene Gayle, and former Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the DePaul community to learn how the City of Chicago is building racial equity into its work with nonprofit organizations," says Euan Hague, director of the School of Public Service. “It's a great example of one of the core principles in the School of Public Service, what we call the 'cross-sector' or 'three-sector' approach to public service. That means the public sector, or government, has to work hand-in-hand with the nonprofit and private sectors to advance social change.

“It's part of our mission to educate the next generation of public service leaders. This presentation will demonstrate how Chicago understands this in practice. It's critical for our students to learn about these new and important trends in urban governance and philanthropy as we struggle to overcome the legacies of inequality and racial injustice in the functioning and delivery of city resources," Hague adds.

Innovation in government: Leveraging partnerships for racial equity
Tuesday, May 24
5:45 p.m.
14 E. Jackson Blvd., room 1601
Register (Zoom also available)