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Board of Directors

  • Lisa Altenbernd, ECF Chair
  • Jabbar R. Bennett
  • Michele Berg
  • Bill Blanchard
  • Diana Cohen, Former ECF Chair
  • Matthew Feldman
  • Sandeep Ghaey
  • David Graham
  • Dr. Sharon Robinson
  • Bart Rocca
  • Timothy Russell
  • Gene Servillo
  • Larry Singer
  • Michael Walker
  • Todd Wiener
  • Judy Witt
  • Simon Yohanan

Leadership Network

  • Ann Balusek
  • Karl Berolzheimer
  • Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
  • Amina Dickerson
  • Susan Manning
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Joe Flanagan
  • Kendal Gladish
  • Bill Goldstein
  • Kirk Hoopingarner
  • Judy Kemp
  • Ken Lehman
  • Ronna Stamm
  • Chuck Lewis
  • Jay Lytle
  • Mark McCarville
  • Eleanor Revelle
  • Sara Schastok
  • Ralph Segall
  • Ingrid Stafford
  • Larry TerMolen
  • Hon. Elizabeth Tisdahl

Leadership Evanston Steering Committee

  • RJ Coleman
  • Carmen Francellno
  • Margaret Gergen
  • David Graham
  • Charlotta Koppanyi
  • Jennifer Moran
  • Ismalis Nuñez
  • Fr. Robert Oldershaw
  • Brenda Phillips
  • Tasha Triplett
  • Michael Walker
  • Judy Witt

Investment Council

Members volunteer their time and expertise. The average tenure of current members is 10.7 years, and their cumulative professional investment experience is 364 years.

  • Ralph Segall, Chair,
    Managing Director, Segall, Bryant & Hamill 
    Former ECF Chair
  • Bill Blanchard, Co-Chair
    Vice President, Private Banking USA, Credit Suisse
    ECF Treasurer
  • Lisa Altenbernd
    Community Volunteer
    ECF Chair
  • Michael Brody
    Partner, Jenner & Block, LLP 
    Former ECF Chair 
  • Paul Harvey
    Former Global Head-Equity Trading, UBS Global Asset Management
  • Diana Cohen
    Community Volunteer 
    Former ECF Chair
  • Matthew Feldman
    President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • William Goldstein
    President, Chesley, Taft & Associates, LLC
  • John McCarthy
    Chief Investment Officer, Centaur Capital Partners 
    Former ECF Treasurer
  • Mark McCarville
    Partner, Braydon Partner 
    Former ECF Treasurer
  • Laura-Min Proctor
    Wealth Advisor, William Blair
  • Ingrid Stafford
    Retired Associate VP for Financial Operations and Treasurer, Northwestern University 
    Former ECF Board Member

ECF Advisory Committees

  • Governance & Sustainability
  • Audit
  • Investment Council
  • Philanthropic Engagement
  • Celebrate Evanston
  • Community Investment and Engagement
  • Root2fruit
  • Evaluation
  • Racial Equity
  • EDI Implementation
  • Savings For Success

Evanston Community Foundation Staff

  • Monique B. Jones, President & CEO
  • Rebecca Cacayuran, VP for Community Investment
  • Amber Scott Chavez, Office Associate
  • Jan Fischer, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mary Kay Hanigan, Communications Coordinator
  • Karli Butler, Program Officer
  • Joi Russell, VP, Philanthropy & Communications
  • Jennifer Moran, Director of Leadership & Training
  • Rebecca Parmet, Donor Relations Manager
  • Marybeth Schroeder, Vice President for Programs
  • Julie Villagomez, Office and Technology Manager