Lisa Stone Pritzker, President and Co-Founder
Lisa Stone Pritzker is President of the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund and is a passionate advocate for children’s health and education, Jewish causes, and the arts. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Osher Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the Leadership Council of Peer Health Exchange, the board of directors of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Strictly Business Leadership Council of Jewish Vocational Services (JVS). She is a founding member of the National Advisory Council of Futures without Violence, and is the former chair of Challenge Success. Stone Pritzker worked as a volunteer for Child and Adolescent Services at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), conducting research on barriers to victims of crime, which led to new legislation. In 2004, she was appointed to the First Five Commission, which funds city programs for children in their first five years of life. Some of the organizations she currently supports include UCSF’s Center for Health and Community as well as the Child Trauma Center at SFGH, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. She is a Wexner Heritage Program alumna and received her Master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco. She is an alum of The Philanthropy Workshop West (TPW) program. She also holds B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an honorary doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Lisa’s personal commitment to the funds areas of focus is long-standing. Scholarship recipients, non-profit professionals and policy makers all know Lisa is a champion who digs in to help and gives of herself as a volunteer, a funder and a leader.
John Pritzker, Chairman and Co-Founder
John Pritzker is Chairman of the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund. A 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, he signaled his return to the hotel business when his private equity firm, Geolo Capital, acquired a controlling interest in Joie de Vivre Hospitality in June 2010, one year after purchasing and reimagining the iconic Carmel Valley Ranch in California. In 2011 he organized the merger of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Thompson Hotels, a lifestyle hospitality company. Thompson Hotels, JdV, Alila Hotels and Resorts and tommie form the parent company of Commune Hotels and Resorts. John joined his family’s company, Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1972, earning the reputation as the “only Pritzker who can actually check a guest into a hotel.” In 1988, he became a founding member of Ticketmaster, Inc. In addition to his work with the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund, John is also an Executive Council Member of the University of California at San Francisco and the Bernard Osher Foundation, and served as past President of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation.