Charles Ashby Lewis, Evanston, IL


Charles Ashby Lewis

Charles Ashby (Chuck) Lewis is chairman of the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation and Managing General Partner of Coach House Capital, his family office.  He is a retired Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, of Merrill Lynch & Co.

Chuck was educated at Amherst College and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Amherst.

Chuck is a Trustee of the University of Chicago.  He is involved with the UChicago Urban Education Institute and is a member of the Board of Directors of its UChicago Impact LLC unit and of the Governing Board of its UChicago Charter School unit.  He is also a member and a life member of the Visiting Committees to the Division of the Social Sciences and to the College at the University, respectively.

He is a Life Trustee of Amherst and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a Life Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Illinois Chapter, and a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

Chuck was a member of the National Finance Committee for both Obama presidential campaigns and writes occasional commentaries called “Obamagrams.”

He is married to Penny Bender Sebring, Ph.D., a Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago and the Co-Founder the Consortium on Chicago School Research, a principal component of the Urban Education Institute.  They have three children and five grandchildren.


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