Terry Mazany

Senior Vice President for Philanthropy
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Terry Mazany most recently served as President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, engaging donors in comprehensive, innovative programs for impactful grant making and doubling the community foundation’s assets to more than $2.8 billion. During his transformational tenure there, Terry also leveraged his deep educational background and the Trust’s focus on education to serve Chicago’s mayor as the interim chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third largest school district serving more than 400,000 students. Terry’s contributions include volunteer board service for numerous nonprofit organizations locally and nationally. Most notably, Terry is board member and past chair of the National Assessment Governing Board that oversees the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), he was principal investigator for metropolitan Chicago’s Clinical Data Research Network, one of 13 national research centers that form the Patient Centered Outcomes Research network (PCORnet), and was a director on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Currently, he is in a leadership role with the Community Foundation Opportunity Network (CFON), organized by community foundations advancing effective solutions to close opportunity gaps in their communities and across the country. Terry earned graduate degrees in anthropology, business and education, and was recognized with Honorary Doctorates from DePaul and Lewis Universities. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA).