Dauten Family

The Dauten family has lent its support, its vision, and its name to the Dauten Family Center, allowing us to pursue our mission of improving the lives of individuals with bipolar disorder.

Kent and Liz Dauten have a deeply-rooted history of philanthropy in the health sciences. Kent grew up in Champaign, IL as the son of a business professor father and a student housing entrepreneur mother, and Liz is from South Portland, ME where her father was a radiologist and her mother an artist. They met while students at Dartmouth College and were married after Liz graduated with a degree in psychology and Kent received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. After starting his career in the venture capital field, Kent co-founded the Chicago private equity investment firm Keystone Capital in 1994, and currently serves as its chairman. Liz worked at advertising firm J. Walter Thompson before devoting full time to raising their family and volunteering in the community, most recently as a board member of the NorthShore University HealthSystem Auxiliary and as Co-Chair of the American Craft Exposition. They both recently served as Co-Chairs of the Dartmouth College Fund, for which they received the Mandel Society award for visionary leadership. Kent is also an active volunteer as a board member at Northwestern Medicine and as the chair of the board of trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry. Kent and Liz are very proud of their four children Jenna, Mandy, Ben and Kit.