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June 01, 2016
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For a Chicago Businessman, Philanthropy Is a Team Sport

Lloyd Degane/University of Chicago

FISCAL EDUCATION: Ariel Investments founder and University of Chicago donor John Rogers Jr. focuses his giving on spreading financial literacy and building a stronger minority business community in his hometown.

A love of basketball helped lead John Rogers Jr. into the game of philanthropy.

When Mr. Rogers, founder of mutual-fund company Ariel Investments, first played for the Princeton University basketball team in the early 1980s, he thought mainly about...

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