William Towns

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William  W. Towns is a scholar activist and practitioner dedicated to helping solve civic and urban issues at the structural level. William is the inaugural executive director of Benefit Chicago, a collaboration between The Chicago Community Trust, The MacArthur Foundation and the Calvert Impact Capital to create a $100 million impact investment fund targeting the social enterprise sector in the Chicago. His responsibilities include, among other things, strategy development, investor relations, and deal sourcing. He came to Benefit Chicago from the University of Chicago, where he was an Assistant Vice President and led the Office of Civic Engagement’s Anchor Strategy. He is alum of Loyola University Chicago, University of Wisconsin, the University of Notre Dame and the Harvard Kennedy School. Currently, he is enrolled in MIT’s Sloan School of Management’s Advance Management Program, focusing on strategy and innovation, and is a Ph.D. Candidate at Benedictine University where his research looks at the managing of expectations between anchor institutions, their cities and communities.
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