Daniel Tollefson is the special assistant to the president and CEO at The Chicago Community Trust.
Tollefson joined the Trust after seven years of teaching middle and high school English in Chicago. He began at the Trust as a University of Chicago Applied Data & Governance Fellow before stepping into the President’s Office.
He is a board member of Lion’s Pride, a peer mentoring nonprofit serving high school students throughout Chicago, and was recently selected as a Neubauer Civic Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Tollefson earned a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago Harris School.