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  Michele BergPaul Brenner Diana Cohen Matt Feldman  Linda Gerber  Sandeep Ghaey  Sarah Gordon  David Graham  Lee Hart  Carolyn Lickerman ♦ Tania Margonza ♦ Sharon Robinson Bart Rocca ♦ Marcel Sallis ♦ Gene Servillo Larry Singer Michael Walker Bryant WallaceTodd WienerJudy Witt 

Altenbernd-089-140x176.jpgLisa Altenbernd

Berg-080-140x176.jpgMichele Berg 


Paul Brenner

Cohen-063-140x176.jpgDiana Cohen

Feldman-150-140x176.jpgMatt Feldman



LInda Gerber


Sandeep Ghaey

Sarah Gordon


David Graham

Hart-140x176.jpgLee Hart


Lickerman-140x176.jpgCarolyn Lickerman

Margonza-140x176.jpgTania Margonza

Sharon Robinson

Bart Rocca

Sallis-140x176.jpgMarcel Sallis



Servillo-055-140x176.jpgGene Servillo


Larry Singer

Walker-145-140x176.jpgMichael Walker

Wallace-140x176.jpgBryant Wallace

Wiener-026-140x176.jpgTodd Weiner


Judy Witt


Photos by Jill Norton (except photos provided by new board members, as of 2020 — Linda Gerber, Sarah Gordon, Lee Hart, Tania Margonza, Marcel Sallis)

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).