John W. Rogers, Jr.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Investments

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John W. Rogers, Jr.’s  passion for investing began at age 12, when his father bought him stocks as Christmas and birthday gifts. His interest in equities grew while at Princeton University, where he received an AB in economics. John began his career as a stockbroker for William Blair. In 1983, he founded Ariel Investments to employ a patient, value strategy in small and medium-size companies. John serves on the boards of Exelon and McDonald’s, and is a trustee to the University of Chicago. Nationally, John is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a director of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. In 2008, he received Princeton’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award. Following the election of President Barack Obama, John served as co-chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009. Today, he chairs the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

the chicago financial education initiative

Please Note the Special Date:


Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Reception: 8:00 a.m.
Program:   8:30 a.m.
Adjourn:   9:30 a.m.


Kurt Summers, City Treasurer, City of Chicago
John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments

Does Chicago hold the key to teaching our residents about money so they make better financial choices and live more prosperous lives? We just might.

Over the next three years, the Chicago Financial Education Initiative aims to provide a path to financial empowerment for all Chicago students and parents through financial education. What makes the program unique is the coordination. With 135 different public and private organizations teaching financial education in Chicago, the plan brings together all of those providers for the first time. Partners include the Chicago City Treasurer’s Office, Chicago Public Schools, the Department of Family & Support Services, Chicago Public Libraries, City Colleges and the Mayor’s Office. Learn more about the first-ever initiative as we hear from City Treasurer Kurt Summers and Ariel Investments Chairman and CEO John Rogers.


1 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL

cr group annual event

By Invitation Only

The Corporate Responsibility Group of Greater Chicago Annual Meeting

Welcome the Officers and Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 year and celebrate the successes of the past year as we look forward to the new program year!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

The CLiff Dwellers Club
200 South Michigan Avenue
22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604