Rachel Pritzker is a Board member of Third Way and is President and Founder of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, whose mission is to support the development and advancement of paradigm-shifting ideas to address the world's most wicked problems. The Fund is primarily focused on the ways in which energy can address climate change and lift people out of global poverty. Pritzker is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Breakthrough Institute, a pioneering research organization that is changing the way people think about energy and the environment. She also serves on the board of the Center for Global Development, a “think-and-do-tank” that works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community. Rachel is a co-author of An Ecomodernist Manifesto, which outlines a powerful alternative approach to climate mitigation and human development.
Rachel is a member of The Philanthropy Workshop and previously served as a founding board member of the Democracy Alliance, a partnership of business and philanthropic leaders committed to a stronger democracy through supporting progressive organizations. She attended Brown University, where she majored in Latin American studies.