How We LEAD GREAT Together

Better Leaders. Better Chicago.

Our impact and our reach are growing as we continue to develop transformative leaders who are disrupting the status quo. In our mind, it’s simple. Better leaders. Better Chicago. Our Fellows are effective leaders because they engage people with diverse perspectives and experiences. This has been LGC’s approach from the beginning, and one we remain committed to moving forward.


Our Mission is to effect transformative civic impact.

Leadership Greater Chicago is a premiere civic leadership development program with a proud legacy of convening, connecting and mobilizing the region’s most promising leaders around key socioeconomic issues through dynamic educational and experiential activities. LGC’s Signature Fellows Program provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement by educating members about issues facing the Chicago region and challenging them to bring about transformative change in the community. LGC creates strong connectivity among our Fellows to positively impact not only themselves but their employees, constituents, clients, neighbors and families. This connectivity is the backbone and strength of the LGC network, enabling leaders to reach out across sectors based on the common goal of changing our region for the better.

Civic Engagement Model

Convene. Connect. Mobilize.

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is the only organization in the region that dares to bring together high-performing individuals from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors to tackle the area’s most pressing issues. This proven formula has generated decades of rich conversation, created lifelong relationships, and developed thought leaders, that combined have shaped the civic landscape of our region. This can only be achieved when all three sectors are at the table.

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Upcoming Events
Join our friends at The Chicago Community Trust as they host their annual On The Table event – a one day initiative that connects individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds to help unite the place we call home. LGC will once again participate in a special On The Table event with the City Club of Chicago as part of our strategic vision to convene, connect and mobilize around socioeconomic issues facing the region.
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Mobilize with us! Join LGC and the Class of 2017 for the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, the city’s largest day of service. We will join more than 5,000 volunteers from across the city to make a difference in our community. Our LGC Team has been assigned to a City Year school in the Roseland Community, where we will participate in projects including painting, planting, cleaning, and other hands-on work. 
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Join us for our annual Fellows Recognition Ceremony as we recognize the outgoing Class of 2017 Fellows and inaugurate the incoming Class of 2018 in the company of our LGC network of Fellows, board members, partners, nominators, and sponsors.
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Join us as we welcome Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) to Chicago for our annual Leadership Exchange to convene, connect and mobilize around socioeconomic issues facing urban areas. This event will involve programming and dialogue around key topics of interest against the backdrop of various Chicago neighborhoods, as well as some unique and quintessential Chicago activities and experiences.
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The Fellow Program creates lifelong partnerships and develops community awareness among leaders in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Contact Us

Leadership Greater Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1220
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-0300

About Us

Leadership Greater Chicago is the region’s premier convener, connector and mobilizer of bold leaders, building capacity across the private, nonprofit and public sectors to effect transformative civic impact in Greater Chicago.