UIC Urban Forum



Terry Mazany

President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust

Terry Mazany is President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s leading community foundations that recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. With assets of more than $2.3 billion the Trust partners with donors to distribute over $150 million annually. Mazany was selected as the sixth executive in the Trust’s hundred year history in 2004. In 2011 Terry also served as the interim chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools.

Mazany is also Chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board, and Principal Investigator for the CAPriCORN CDRN, network member of PCORnet. He was a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation, Mazany and his colleague, David Perry, co-edited Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century.

Prior to his work in philanthropy, Mazany enjoyed earlier careers in public education, archaeology, and dendrochronology; with degrees in Anthropology, Business, and Education. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from DePaul University and Lewis University.