Margot Pritzker

Margot
Pritzker

Margot Pritzker is the Founder of WomenOnCall, a skills-based volunteer match organization.

Pritzker is chair of the Zohar Education Project Incorporated, established in 1995 to translate the Zohar, the mystical canon of Judaism, into English. This 20-year, 12-volume project was completed in 2017.

Pritzker is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, where she chairs the Leadership Programs Committee and a seminar moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a member of the Advisory Board of America Abroad Media, she continues her involvement in international issues.

Pritzker is a Director of the Urban Growers Collective. Its mission is to support vulnerable neighborhoods by developing community-based food systems. Through its job-readiness program, Farmers for Chicago, more than 300 teenagers are trained annually and adults receive job training through an 18-month program in collaboration with the Heartland Alliance. UGC’s Farmer Incubator program provides land and technical assistance for new Chicago farmers. Fresh Moves transforms city buses into mobile farmers’markets to provide fresh produce in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Margot is spearheading the creation of the Chicago Food System Navigator, an urban agriculture resource plan for the city.

Margot and her husband, Thomas J. Pritzker, direct The Pritzker Architecture Prize which is considered the profession’s highest honor.

Margot resides in Chicago with her husband, Tom. They have three sons and four grandchildren. Margot and Tom’s extensive travel and knowledge of South Asia has resulted in one of the foremost collections of South Asian art. Margot holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.