Board of Trustees chair Rajeev Rathi ’84 received Morgan Park Academy’s highest alumni honor, the Richard L. Duchossois ’40 Integrity and Values Alumni Award, at our 145th graduation exercises on June 9, 2018.

“Raj carries with him a lifetime of professional achievements and service to his community and alma mater that distinguishes him among his fellow alumni,” Head of School Mercedes Z. Sheppard said. “He is a truly fitting recipient of the Duchossois Award.”



Rathi has been a member of the Academy’s Board of Trustees since 2008 and its chair since 2014. He is a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group. He previously worked at UBS in a similar capacity and worked as a Managing Director in Investment Banking for Lehman Brothers and as a Senior Vice President at J.P. Morgan.

Rathi also served from 2004-2013 on the Visiting Committee for the College at the University of Chicago. He holds an honors degree in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

The award is named for Richard L. Duchossois ’40, founder and chairman emeritus of the Duchossois Group, and is given annually as Morgan Park Academy’s highest alumni honor in recognition of his lifetime achievements, outstanding professional success, and service to the Academy, his community, and society. Previous recipients are Duchossois, Al Hoffman Jr. ’52, Spencer Stuart ’40, Bill Hickey ’71, Jim Mitchell ’61, Denny Cresap ’52, and Dr. Frank Burd ’52.