Cornelia Grumman

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Cornelia Grumman, Executive Director, First Five Years Fund.

"Before joining the First Five Years Fund, Cornelia Grumman served on the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, where she wrote primarily about education, juvenile justice, Illinois politics and the death penalty. Grumman received 2001, 2005 and 2006 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism for editorials on children and family issues. She received a 2001 Studs Terkel award for coverage of disadvantaged communities and three Herman Kogan awards for editorials about the criminal justice system. Grumman also won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her series of editorials calling for death-penalty reform.

"Grumman earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jim Warren, and their 5-year-old son, Blair." [1]

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  1. Leadership, First Five Years Fund, accessed August 5, 2009.