our board

The Evanston Community Foundation salutes our dedicated board. 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

photos below: Lisa Altenbernd  Paul Brenner ♦ Bettye Cohns  Matt Feldman  Linda Gerber  Sandeep Ghaey  Sarah Gordon  David Graham  Lee Hart ♦ Barbara Hiller ♦ Tania Margonza ♦ Laura-Min Proctor ♦ Sharon Robinson Bart Rocca ♦ Chris Rothwell ♦ Marcel Sallis  Larry Singer Michael Walker Bryant WallaceTodd Wiener 

Altenbernd-089-140x176.jpgLisa Altenbernd

Brenner-140x176.jpgPaul Brenner 

Cohns-140x176.jpgBettye Cohns

Feldman-150-140x176.jpgMatt Feldman

Gerber-140x176.jpgLinda Gerber

 

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Sarah Gordon

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David Graham

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Lee Hart

Hiller-140x176.jpgBarbara Hiller

 

Margonza-140x176.jpgTania Margonza

Proctor-140x176.jpgLaura-Min Proctor

Sharon-Robinson-140x176JN.jpgSharon Robinson

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Bart Rocca

Rothwell-140x176.jpgChris Rothwell

 

Sallis-140x176.jpgMarcel Sallis

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Larry Singer

Walker-145-140x176.jpgMichael Walker 

Wallace-140x176.jpgBryant Wallace 

Wiener-026-140x176.jpgTodd Wiener 

 

         

Photos by Jill Norton (except photos provided by new board members, as of 2022 — Bettye Cohns ♦ Barb Hiller ♦ Chris Rothwell)

board officers

Lisa Altenbernd, past chair Matt Feldman, treasurer Sarah Gordon, Goverance chair  David Graham, Community Investment chair Larry Singer, chair Bryant Wallace, secretary Todd Wiener, Philanthropic Engagement 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 additional mission-based board committees: Philanthropic Engagement (including Celebrate!Evanston), Finance, and Community Investment. The Investment Council operates within the Finance Committee. The Leadership Evanston and root2fruit committees support specific programs areas; committees for open application, strategic grant cycles are formed to align with specific cycles and comprise board members and community representatives.

Board Committees as of May 2022

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
Chair: David Graham
Linda Gerber
Sharon Robinson
Marcel Sallis

Staff: Becca Cacayuran

FINANCE
Chair: Matt Feldman
Co-Chair: Marcel Sallis
Lisa Altenbernd
Robert Easter
Bart Rocca
Larry Singer
Staff: Sol Anderson, Cynthia Dominguez

AUDIT
Chair: Matthew Feldman
Paul Brenner
Marcel Sallis 
Ingrid Stafford, community representative
Staff: Cynthia Dominguez

INVESTMENT COUNCIL
Chair: Ralph Segall, community representative 
Co-Chair: John McCarthy, community representative
Lisa Altenbernd
Bill Blanchard, community representative
Mike Brody, community representative
Matt Feldman
William Goldstein, community representative
Paul Harvey, community representative
Mark McCarville, community representative
Laura-Min Proctor        
Larry Singer
Ingrid Stafford, community representative
Staff: Sol Anderson, Cynthia Dominguez

 

GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Chair: Sarah Gordon
Paul Brenner
Sandeep Ghaey
David Graham
Bryant Wallace

Staff: Sol Anderson, Cynthia Dominguez

PHILANTHROPIC ENGAGEMENT 
Chair: Todd Wiener
Vice-Chair: Laura-Min Proctor
Lisa Altenbernd
Meredith Barber
Linda Gerber
Lee Hart
Tania Margonza
Larry Singer
Michael Walker
Staff: Joi-Anissa Russell

CELEBRATE!EVANSTON FALL 2021
Co-Chairs: Sandeep Ghaey and Bart Rocca
Lisa Altenbernd
Larry Singer
Staff: Sol Anderson, Joi-Anissa Russell