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Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker to address Equality Illinois 2020 Gala

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will deliver the keynote address at Saturday night’s Equality Illinois 2020 Gala. United Airlines is the Presenting Sponsor at the annual event in the Hilton Chicago,…

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Colonel Pritzker: A Chicago Billionaire Focuses on Veterans, LGBTQ Causes, and More

While families like the Waltons and Kochs might be more well known, the Pritzker family of Chicago also holds enormous wealth. In 2016, Forbes estimated the family’s net worth at…

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TAWANI Foundation Recognized as a Top Funder of Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ Issues

CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The TAWANI Foundation, TAWANI Enterprises‘ philanthropic organization that provides support in the areas of arts and culture, historic preservation, health and wellness, LGBTQ and human rights, education, and…

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Meet the Top 10 Non-Discrimination Protections Funders

In 2017, a mere 12 foundations invested $5.6 million dollars into securing non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans, a slight dip from the record high of $7.4 million in 2016. They…

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Colonel Pritzker ’68 Returns to Parker

Military veteran, historian, businesswoman, investor, developer, philanthropist, transgender woman and Parker graduate Col. (IL) Jennifer Pritzker ’68 returned to the school recently to speak at Morning Ex about the importance…

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“One ‘Aw, Shit’ Wipes out a Thousand Attaboys”: Why Billionaire GOP Donor Jennifer Pritzker Is Abandoning Trump After Coming out as Trans

In 1881, Naphtali ben Yakov Pritzker arrived in Chicago, a 10-year-old penniless Jewish immigrant from Ukraine. Nicholas, as he later was known, taught himself English, worked his way through law…

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Norwich University Receives $269k from TAWANI Foundation for Student Life Programs, Service Abroad

Norwich University will receive $269,000 from the TAWANI Foundation for the Student Life Fund, the Annual Fund, the Sullivan Museum and History Center, with the bulk going towards the Norwich…

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Why should I support a political party that is marginalizing me out of existence?

To me, restrictions on transgender military service are personal. I am a transgender woman. Before my transition, I served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. I am proud…

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What the administration’s shifting arguments against transgender military service reveal

There’s a new twist in the Trump administration’s effort to stop transgender Americans from serving in the military. In a Dec. 10 hearing before the D.C. Court of Appeals, a Justice Department…

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Statement from University of Minnesota President on issues related to transgender and nonbinary rights

Across the country, institutions of higher education are responding to proposed changes in the federal definition of gender under Title IX. If implemented, gender would be defined as male or…

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