A prestigious civic leadership development program that includes some of the most prominent leaders in the country has selected an Oak Park man to be part of its 2023 cohort.
Timothy Daly, an Oak Park resident who is program director for the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropy based in Chicago, was among 53 leaders selected to be part of Leadership Greater Chicago’s 2023 Signature Fellows Program class.
“I am humbled and excited to be among those selected for the Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Program,” Daly said. “I recently relocated to this area, so this is a tremendous opportunity for me to learn and discuss the most critical issues affecting our community, including Chicago’s urgent public safety challenges, with some of the smartest minds and future leaders of this region.”
Past LGC Fellows include former First Lady Michelle Obama, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, among many others.
Founded in 1983 by the Chicago Community Trust, the third-largest community foundation in the country, LGC has developed more than 1,200 leaders through its Signature Fellows Program.
Fellows participate in “an intensive 10-month program that provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement,” according to the organization’s website.
In a statement, LGC CEO Maria Wynne congratulated the newest Fellows class.
“We applaud the sponsors of the LGC Class of 2023 for embracing this approach to civic engagement and for investing in the ability of these leaders to change the world,” Wynne said.
“On behalf of the LGC Board of Directors, I congratulate our newest Class and look forward to their contributions to ensure an inclusive future for all who call Chicago home.”
In addition to the Signature Fellows Program, LGC recently launched the Daniel Burnham Fellowship, an accelerated civic onboarding experience for senior executives.