Joshua D. Hale

Joshua D. Hale

Joshua D. Hale is the president and CEO of Big Shoulders Fund, which has raised more than $500 million over the course of 36 years to create wider access to a network of schools in Chicago and Northwest Indiana that provide a high-quality, values-based education for students in underserved communities. 

Joshua is a fellow in Leadership Greater Chicago and an inaugural member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Emerging Leaders Program. He also serves on the board of directors of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago. Hale is also a director on the board of Amerigo Education and FirsTech. He is a member of The Commercial Club, The Economic Club, The Chicago Club, Chicago Commonwealth Club and Vistage International. Joshua was named a “40 Under 40” honoree in 2010 and a Notable Leader in Community Development in 2022 — both by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Previously, Joshua was on the management team at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and a consultant with The Hale Group. He resides in Chicago with his wife and their two sons.

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