Jennifer Pritzker

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Colonel Jennifer Pritzker


United States

Birth - Death

1951 -




Born James Pritzker, is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and, as a member of the Pritzker family (owners of the Hyatt hotel chain amongst other investments), is a noted billionaire philanthropist that has transitioned to a female. Noted for founding the Pritzker Military Library. CEO, Tawani Enterprises.

Donated $1.35 million to the Palm Center, an LGBT-focused research organization based at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The donation led to the July launch of a comprehensive, long-term project to study transgender integration in the military through the funding of 11 independent studies by 16.

Notable for her work restoring historical buildings in the city of Chicago.

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with Star, the Antarctic Service Medal, the Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 20 year Device, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the State of Louisiana Legion of Merit, the State of Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the State of Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with Numeral 7, the U.S. Army Parachute Badge and the Air Assault Badge as well as the Parachute Badges of Israel, Russia, Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, and Poland.

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