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Jane Patterson


As Chief Investment Officer, Jane Patterson oversees the investment program for the Joyce Foundation’s endowment assets of $1 billion.

Before joining Joyce in 2003, Jane served as Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Investment, where she directed the investment portfolios for three Illinois public retirement systems. Her corporate experience includes managing pension plan investments at Sara Lee Corporation and CBS Inc. She also previously served as director for Ambassador Apartments, Inc.

Jane serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Investment Committee for the Metro Chicago YMCA. Previously, she has served as a member of the Kenyon Fund Executive Committee for Kenyon College. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics, summa cum laude, from Kenyon College and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

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