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Maggie Cullerton Hooper

Deputy Commissioner, Partnerships, City of Chicago

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Maggie Cullerton Hooper is the deputy commissioner of partnerships at the City of Chicago, creating the first cohesive, long-term plan for public-private partnerships on a citywide scale. She is responsible for Chicago’s strategic engagement with the philanthropic, corporate, and nonprofit sectors as she builds infrastructure across the city and develops innovative initiatives grounded in the lived experience of impacted populations. 

Hooper is committed to facilitating ambitious and creative visions, ensuring that concepts are informed and refined by all stakeholders, and operationalizing inclusive solutions across partnership coalitions.

Hooper first joined the City of Chicago as deputy commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events in 2019, where she led Chicago’s fundraising, corporate partnerships, and grantmaking for the arts and culture landscape. Her previous professional experience includes serving as deputy finance director for the Illinois Senate Democrats, the director of outreach and engagement for Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and strategic gifts officer for Feeding America. She brings over 15 years of experience leading strategic partnerships, philanthropic and community engagement, public policy, and grantmaking in the nonprofit and civic sectors.

Hooper has a bachelor of arts degree from DePaul University with majors in English, political science, and fine arts, and a minor in physics.

Published on June 29, 2021