Board Member
Rachel Pritzker
President and Founder, Pritzker Innovation Fund


Areas of Expertise
Philanthropy, Energy Poverty

Rachel Pritzker is a board member of the Energy for Growth Hub. She is President and Founder of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, which supports the development and advancement of paradigm-shifting ideas to address the world’s most wicked problems, with a focus on U.S. democracy, climate policy, and global energy poverty. Rachel also serves as chair of the board of the Breakthrough Institute and is a board member of Third Way. Rachel is a co-author of An Ecomodernist Manifesto and her TED Talk on ecomodernism offers new frameworks for moving civilization beyond a dependence on natural resources. Her TEDxBeaconStreet Talk, Energy Myths: Climate, Poverty, and a Reason to Hope, illuminates a path to protecting the environment while moving billions of people out of poverty. Rachel is also chair of the Democracy Funders Network, a cross-ideological learning and action community for donors concerned about the health of American democracy, and is co-founder of Patriots & Pragmatists, a network and convening space through which civic leaders and influencers debate, envision, and realize a brighter future for American democracy. Rachel attended Brown University, where she majored in Latin American studies.

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