Pritzker Military

Honoring the past.
Funding a brighter future.

The Pritzker Military Foundation was created to carry out the philanthropic activities of COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) in the military category, as well as to complement, promote and amplify the mission, vision and partnerships of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.



The Foundation seeks to support similar non-profit organizations that preserve American military history, that restore historic military artifacts and make them accessible to the public, and that provide services and essential resources to active duty military, veterans and families of service members in all branches of the United States Armed Forces.

In 2016, the foundation made nearly $4 million in grants to military-related organizations and causes.

Colonel Pritzker was recognized with the 2016 Spirit of Hope Award. In the words of Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, this award honors “American heroes who have selflessly supported the troops around the world, true embodiments of the values of Bob Hope, the legendary entertainer for whom the award is named.”