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 Blanchard Michael Brody Diana Cohen Matt Feldman Sandeep Ghaey David Graham Pete HendersonSharon Robinson Bart RoccaTim Russell Gene Servillo Sandra Waller Shelton Larry Singer Michael WalkerTodd WienerJudy Witt Simon Yohanan

Altenbernd-089-140x176.jpgLisa Altenbernd


Jabbar Bennett


Michele Berg


Wiliam Blanchard



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Diana Cohen


Matt Feldman




Pete Henderson


Bart Rocca

Tim Russell
Servillo-055-140x176.jpgGene Servillo Shelton-145-140x176.jpgSandra Shelton



Larry Singer

Walker-145-140x176.jpgMichael Walker Wiener-026-140x176.jpgTodd Wiener Witt-091-140x176.jpgJudy Witt Yohanan-163-140x176.jpgSimon Yohanan

Not pictured (joined the board, May 2018): Sandeep Ghaey, David Graham, Sharon Robinson.                        . Photos by Jill Norton.

executive committee

Diana Cohen, board chair Lisa Altenbernd, vice chair William Blanchard, treasurer Michael Brody, past chair Pete Henderson, chair — philanthropic engagement committeeMonique Brunson Jones, President and CEO Tim Russell, secretary Larry Singer, co-chair — governance & sustainability committee Judy Witt, chair — community investment & engagement committee

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 2018).