Beth Valukas

Beth Valukas

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER

Beth is a Senior Program Officer with the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, where she oversees Community Investment within the Community Safety and Wellness portfolio, and grantmaking in the area of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy.

She has spent her career working with mission-driven organizations to promote social justice and advance the interests of underserved populations. Prior to the Foundation, Beth was the chief executive of Search, Inc., an organization that provides comprehensive services to adults with developmental disabilities. For several years prior, Beth consulted on organizational development and strategy with a diverse group of direct service and philanthropic organizations, both locally and nationally. Beth also served as the executive director of the Belle Center of Chicago, an organization dedicated to the inclusion of children with disabilities in school and community settings. Beth was a Fellow at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, working on urban education and housing, and started her career at The Night Ministry.

Beth currently serves on the Advisory Board for Visibility Arts, an initiative for professional and emerging artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities to explore, learn, create, and show their artwork.

Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Colorado College and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Law and Social Policy from the Northwestern University School of Law. 

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