Taft Chicago partner Graham C. Grady was profiled in “Graham Grady: Making Connections and Giving from the Heart,” a series of conversations with Black philanthropists on their impact across Chicagoland on The Chicago Community Trust website. In the article, Grady shares why he gives to the community, the myriad of causes he supports, and how it feels to give back.
Grady serves as a board member of WTTW/WFMT, Chicago Public Library Foundation, Chicago Parks Foundation, and Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. He is a member of the Art Institute of Chicago Architecture & Design Committee and the African-American Leadership Advisory Committee. Grady was a founding member of The Chicago Community Trust’s African American Legacy, a philanthropic and educational initiative led by African American civic and community leaders who share the common goal of improving the quality of life among African Americans throughout metropolitan Chicago. He is also a long-standing director and treasurer of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.
Grady focuses his real estate practice on the City of Chicago and Cook County. He helps secure necessary approvals for land developments in the Chicago metropolitan area. Grady received his J.D., with honors, from Northwestern University School of Law.