$1M of luv in honor of Bryan Traubert
January 22nd, 2017
Tennis courts across the city are being repaired in time for summer play, thanks in part to a $1 million donation from the Pritzker Foundation in honor of Bryan Traubert, the previous president of the Chicago Park District Board.
He’s a Chicago ophthalmologist married to Penny Pritzker, the now former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. They’re a power couple on the civic and political scene, but they’re also avid sports enthusiasts who run marathons, bike and play tennis.
It wasn’t the love of tennis that prompted the donation, says Traubert, who after stepping down from the Parks board has been studying at Stanford University on a fellowship with the school’s Distinguished Careers Institute. “It was really the need that appealed to me,” he says of the tennis court improvements.