Jeff Schoenberg is Principal at the Schoenberg Impact Advisors. He was previously an advisor to The J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, a Chicago-based philanthropy. The Foundation is a private family foundation deeply committed to the pursuit of social justice and to shaping innovative and effective strategies for solving society's most challenging problems. Mr. Schoenberg principally advises members of the Pritzker family on grant making for The Children's Initiative, a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation which seeks to enhance the early learning capabilities of infants and toddlers, with a special focus on at-risk children.
As part of his philanthropic portfolio for the Pritzker family Mr. Schoenberg conceived The Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site, considered the primary source for information on the historic international genocide trial of senior Khmer Rouge leaders. The site, which includes extensive video footage of court proceedings and commentary, was developed by a consortium of academic, philanthropic and non-profit organizations committed to providing public access to the tribunal and ensuring open discussions throughout the judicial process.
Previously, Jeff Schoenberg was a democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing the 9th district from 2003 to 2013. He earlier served for six terms in the Illinois House of Representatives, first elected to that position in 1990.