Margot Pritzker is the Founder of WomenOnCall, a volunteer match organization with a national membership, providing women and non-profits with an online meeting place to forge productive and efficient skills-based volunteer connections.
Pritzker is chair of the Zohar Education Project Incorporated, established in 1995 to translate the Zohar, the mystical canon of Judaism, into English. This 20-year, 12-volume project was completed in 2017.
As a Trustee of the Aspen Institute, Pritzker participates in leadership development throughout the world, and chairs the Leadership Initiative Committee. Pritzker is a seminar moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a member of the Advisory Board of America Abroad Media, she continues her involvement in international issues.
Margot chairs the University of Chicago Urban Labs Advisory with its mission to use science in service of cities.
Pritzker is a Director of Chicago’s Urban Growers Collective which supports vulnerable neighborhoods by developing community-based food systems. Through its job-readiness program, Farmers for Chicago, teenagers and hard to employ adults receive job training. The collective’s Farmer Incubator program provides land and technical assistance for new Chicago farmers while Fresh Moves transforms city buses into mobile farmers markets to work toward closing the food gap. As a result of her involvement with UGC, Margot is spearheading the creation of an urban agriculture resource plan for Chicago.
Born in England, Margot came to the U.S in 1976 and became a United States citizen in 1994. She resides in Chicago with her husband, Thomas J. Pritzker. They have three sons and three grandchildren. Their extensive travel and knowledge of South Asia has resulted in one of the foremost collections of South Asian art. Margot holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.