Dion Dawson is a philanthropic leader and founder focused on food insecurity and inequality through an innovative and transformative lens. Dion’s penchant for challenging the solvency of food insecurity through the stabilization of last-mile delivery and logistics has reinvigorated the traditional food distribution model. With transparent operations, consistent quality, and a deep commitment to a resident-informed process that meets residents and recipients where they are, he prioritizes the end-user experience. Dion is an award-winning military journalist, public relations & communications expert, philanthropist, and son of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. His philanthropic achievements include being named to the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy, being named an Echoing Green Fellow and an American Express NGen Fellow.
2023 Food Leaders Fellow, Food Leaders Fellowship
Chief Dreamer/CEO, Dion's Chicago Dream