Diana Mendley Rauner

Diana Mendley Rauner is President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a public-private partnership that prepares children for success in school and in life. The Ounce works to advance program and policy efforts interactively to foster systemic change. Educare, its birth-to- 5 school on Chicago’s South Side, is a national model for narrowing the academic achievement gap for low-income children, and this November the Ounce will host the 6th Annual Home Visiting Summit in Washington DC. Diana’s work is rooted in her background researching early childhood programs, as well as her experience in investment banking and private equity. Diana holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Yale University. Married to Governor Bruce Rauner, Diana serves as First Lady of Illinois, and she and Bruce are the proud parents of six children and one son-in- law.