Marly Schott is manager of Elevated Chicago, a collaboration of public, private and civic organizations promoting racially equitable development in Chicago neighborhoods, with a focus on equitable Transit Oriented Development (eTOD).
In this capacity, she supports leadership, communications and project coordination of the initiative, including relationship management with Steering Committee members and 100+ partners, including funders, grantees and government agencies.
Under Marly’s supervision, Elevated Chicago has awarded $2M+ to organizations promoting racial equity, community development, health, arts and culture, and environmental issues in communities of color. Marly began her career in philanthropy in 2015 as a member of the Program Department of The Chicago Community Trust, where she supported grantmaking, project management, and operations. Prior to joining the Trust, Marly worked as Project Manager in market research, and as a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools.
Marly received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University of Chicago and recently completed her Masters of Nonprofit Management from the Spertus Institute. She serves on the Advisory Board for l’Ecole de Choix, a tri-lingual primary school in Mirebalais, Haiti, and is an avid volunteer for local organizations.”