Education continues to evolve with institutions encountering headwinds due to increasing costs and expanding supply due to online and remote learning.  Fort Dearborn has extensive experience in the Education sector from parochial high schools to colleges and universities.  Fort Dearborn understands the important role of education in fulfilling its social purpose as well as the importance placed on fund raising and managing endowments.  FDP also has assisted colleges and universities during periods of enrollment decline and increasing costs.

Highlighted Engagements


Distributor of hardware, electronics and software licensing to K12 and colleges


international medical society designed to advance patient outcomes


educational seminar developer/manager for pharmaceutical companies


technology solutions for business, government and education


Catholic, college prep high school


Roman Catholic private high school


health club, camps, early childhood education & after school programs


Private high school


non-profit social services corporation

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

Jul - 21

Brian Hartford joins Fort Dearborn Partners

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Brian Hartford has joined the firm as a Senior Director.

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May - 21

Fort Dearborn Advises Kanaflex Corporation, USA

Kanaflex Corporation USA (“Kanaflex” or the “Company”) is an industrial hose manufacturer with operations in Vernon Hills (IL), Compton (CA), and... Read More

Feb - 21

2020 Year in Review

Chicago, IL - Despite the rollercoaster ride that was 2020, we at FDP are proud to say that, thanks to our resilient and trusting clients, hard-working and talented staff,... Read More