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Warren K. Chapman

Thought Partner


Office Phone:

(312) 355-0088


Warren Chapman is a seasoned change agent with experience in both the public and private sectors. Warren’s talents include integrating philanthropic efforts with volunteerism, community relations and sustainability. He is experienced leading high performing teams, facilitating strategic planning and transforming educational and non-profit organizations.

As a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he taught graduate courses in sociology of education. He has served as the Chief Advancement Officer at the Chicago Lighthouse; Senior Vice President and Interim Vice President for Institutional Development at Columbia College Chicago; Vice Chancellor for External Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Vice President and National Philanthropic Advisor at JP Morgan Chase; President of the Bank One Foundation; and Lead Program Officer at the Joyce Foundation.

Warren also serves on the Boards of the Chicago History Museum; ChiArts High School; and the Jazz Institute of Chicago. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Northeastern Illinois University, and his doctorate of philosophy in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.