Dion Dawson

Founder and Executive Director of Dion’s Chicago Dream

Dion Dawson is the chief dreamer (founder and executive director) of Dion’s Chicago Dream. Dion earned a certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. He’s also completed the Independent Sector’s NGen American Express Fellowship, the Echoing Green Fellowship, The University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy Fellowship, and the Aspen Institute’s Food Leaders Fellowship. Dion's extensive experience in nonprofit management and leadership, as evidenced by his impressive credentials and matched passion, makes him a highly qualified professional in the field. His writings have been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Crain’s Chicago Business and a host of other publications.