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leadership of evanston community foundation

 

Board of Directors

  • Lisa Altenbernd, Past Chair
  • Paul Brenner
  • Diana Cohen (retired)
  • Matthew Feldman, Treasurer
  • Linda Gerber 
  • Sandeep Ghaey, Secretary
  • Sarah Gordon 
  • David Graham, Community Investment Chair
  • Lee Hart
  • Carolyn Lickerman
  • Tania Margonza 
  • Minya Nance
  • Laura-Min Proctor
  • Sharon Robinson, Vice Chair
  • Bart Rocca
  • Marcel Sallis 
  • Gene Servillo
  • Larry Singer, Chair
  • Michael Walker 
  • Bryant Wallace, Governance Chair
  • Todd Wiener, Philanthropic Engagement Chair
  • Judy Witt

Leadership Network

  • Ann Mammel Balusek
  • Marjorie Benton
  • Karl Berolzheimer
  • Paul Finnegan
  • Joseph Flanagan
  • Kendal Gladish
  • Joan Gunzberg
  • Kirk Hoopingarner
  • Judy Kemp
  • Ken Lehman
  • Jay Lytle
  • Mark McCarville
  • Kevin Mott
  • Eleanor Revelle
  • Penelope Sachs
  • Sara Schastok
  • Ralph Segall
  • Ingrid Stafford
  • Ronna Stamm
  • Larry Ter Molen
  • Hon. Elizabeth Tisdahl

ECF Committees

  • Audit
  • Celebrate!Evanston
  • Community Investment
  • Finance 
  • Governance & Sustainability
  • Investment Council
  • E-town Innovation Grants Selection
  • Nonprofit Growth & Sustainability Grants Selection
  • Philanthropic Engagement

ECF Advisory Committees

  • Audit
  • Celebrate!Evanston
  • Communityworks
  • Finance 
  • Governance
  • Operating Grants  
  • Philanthropic Engagement
  • Racial Equity
  • root2fruit

Investment Council

Members volunteer their time and expertise. The average tenure of current members is 12 years, and their cumulative professional investment experience is 357 years.

  • Ralph Segall, Chair, 
    Chief Investment Officer, Segall, Bryant & Hamill 
    Former ECF Chair
  • Lisa Altenbernd
    Community Volunteer
    Former ECF Chair
  • Bill Blanchard
    Financial Advisor, Private Wealth Management, UBS
    Former ECF Treasurer
  • Michael Brody
    Partner, Jenner & Block, LLP 
    Former ECF Chair 
  • Matthew Feldman
    Former President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • William Goldstein
    President, Chesley, Taft & Associates, LLC
  • Paul Harvey
    Former Global Head – Equity Trading, UBS Global Asset Management
  • 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
    ECF Board Member
  • Larry Singer 
    Community Volunteer 
    ECF Chair
  • Ingrid Stafford
    Former VP for Financial Operations and Treasurer, Northwestern University 
    Former ECF Board Member

Evanston Community Foundation Staff

  • Sol Anderson
    President & CEO
  • Elspeth Revere (through June 2021)
    Interim President & CEO
  • Karli Butler
    Program Officer
  • Rebecca Cacayuran 
    VP for Community Investment
  • Cynthia Dominguez (as of March 2022)
    VP for Finance and Operations
  • Jan Fischer 
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Victoria Foreman (as of Feb. 2022)
    Administrative Associate
  • Mary Kay Hanigan (through Dec. 2021)
    Communications Coordinator
  • Charlotta Koppanyi (through May 2021)
    Leadership & Training Coordinator
  • Jennifer Moran 
    Director of Leadership & Training
  • Rebecca Parmet (through Feb. 2022)
    Donor Relations Manager
  • Joi-Anissa Russell 
    VP for Philanthropy & Communications
  • Marybeth Schroeder
    Community Investment Advisor
  • Andrea Schroering 
    Accounting Manager
  • Jenny Valdes Del Valle
    Program Associate 
  • Julie Villagomez 
    Office and Technology Manager
  • Vanessa Villagomez 
    Database Manager and Donor Services Associate