Tim Knight, president and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, will speak virtually with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 21. Knight and Shaw will discuss philanthropy and civic engagement.
Knight took on the top leadership role at the Chicago-based McCormick Foundation in March of 2020. The foundation, according to its mission statement, “works with communities in Chicagoland and across Illinois to develop educated, informed, and engaged citizens.”
In addition to leading the McCormick Foundation, Knight is a board member of the DePaul University Board of Trustees and the Board of Regents of the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, both based in Chicago. Before he joined the foundation, Knight was CEO, president, and board member of Tribune Publishing Co. He previously served as president and CEO of Newsday Media Group and publisher of Newsday, and he was a co-founder of Classified Ventures LLC (parent company of cars.com and apartments.com).
This event is part of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Understanding Our New World virtual conversation series with government and private sector leaders, policy experts, political analysts, authors, and journalists.
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