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Ann Lurie

Ann Lurie


A lifelong “giver,” Ann Lurie and her late husband Bob co-founded the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation, a private Chicago-based philanthropic organization, in 1986. Under Lurie’s watchful guidance, the organization has contributed more than $330 million to cancer research, healthcare organizations, food banks, and animal shelters—among other endeavors.

“People need to remember that the dictionary definition of philanthropy is ‘affection for mankind.’ It doesn’t necessarily involve money.”