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Since Leadership Evanston began in 1992, over 650 individuals have participated in its Signature and Snapshot programs. Alumni have opportunities through Leadership Evanston to participate in on-going leadership development and networking opportunities.

Nearly 80% of the alumni live and/or work in Evanston — and continue to make an impact.

engaging alumni

Leadership Evanston continues to engage alumni in three important ways — networking, leadership development, and on-going conversations about Evanston.

networking events

Focus on Human Services was the theme this year of the Annual Leadership Evanston Alumni Event. On March 21, alumni from many different years gathered at Ten Mile House to honor the impact of six leaders who, despite the difficulties with funding at the State level, have worked tirelessly and creatively to continue to benefit Evanston.


photo by Chris Zoubris

All six Leadership Evanston Alumni honorees smiling widely for the well deserved and inspirational evening at Ten Mile House. The cohort of honorees (in photo from L to R) are: Karen Singer (LE 06), President and CEO, YWCA Evanston/North Shore; Monique Parsons (LE 06), Chief Operating Officer, McGaw YMCA and Board Member, District 202; Evonda Smith-Thomas (LE 06), Director, Health and Human Services, City of Evanston; Sue Loellbach (LE 13), Director of Development, Connections for the Homeless; Christine Kenny (LE 11), Executive Director for Literacy Works; and Sheryl Bartol (LE 14), founder of “OUR HOUSE”, Board member, Connections for the Homeless.

knowing Evanston

Leadership Evanston will be celebrating 25 years which will include alumni conversations with key Evanston leaders from the public school to the city to business to human services to key institutions in our community. Events are being planned for Fall 2016 – Spring 2017. We will be in touch!

alumni connections

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