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our board

The Evanston Community Foundation salutes our dedicated board of twenty. The board is broadly representative of the community we serve and vitally important to the work we do, providing leadership, sharing knowledge, and rolling up their sleeves to ensure a vibrant, thriving and inclusive Evanston.

board members

Lisa Altenbernd Jabbar Bennett Michele BergWilliam BlanchardPaul Brenner Diana Cohen Matt Feldman Sandeep Ghaey David Graham Carolyn LickermanSharon Robinson Bart Rocca Gene Servillo Larry Singer Michael Walker Bryant WallaceTodd WienerJudy Witt Simon Yohanan

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Jabbar Bennett


Michele Berg


Wiliam Blanchard

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Diana Cohen


Matt Feldman

SandeepGhaey2019-140x176.jpgSandeep Ghaey


David Graham

Lickerman-140x176.jpgCarolyn Lickerman


Sharon-Robinson-140x176JN.jpgSharon Robinson


Bart Rocca

Gene Servillo

Singer-565-140x176.jpgLarry Singer




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Bryant Wallace
Wiener-026-140x176.jpgTodd Wiener  Witt-091-140x176.jpgJudy Witt  Yohanan-163-140x176.jpgSimon Yohanan 

Photos by Jill Norton.

board officers

Lisa Altenbernd, board chair Diana Cohen, past chair Matt Feldman, treasurerSandeep Ghaey, secretary Larry Singer, vice chair

committees of the board

As prescribed by the Foundation's bylaws, the board chair annually appoints members to its three standing committees — Audit, Executive, and Governance. Each committee has two or more directors as members; nondirectors may serve on committees as long as a majority of members are directors.

The Executive Committee directs the work of ECF's three mission-based board committees: Community Investment & Engagement, Philanthropic Engagement, and Governance & Sustainability. The audit and governance committees, as well as ECF's Investment Council, operate within Governance & Sustainability.  Download the list of all Committees of the Foundation board (updated September 2019).