Whitney joined Chicago Foundation for Women in June 2021 in the role of Program Officer, Women’s Economic Security. She most recently managed the McCormick Foundation's grantmaking with its professional sports team partners (Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox) and A Better Chicago making investments primarily in education, workforce development, and career pathways, and health and wellness. Before transitioning to a program officer role, she was hired as the first Talent Acquisition Specialist for the McCormick Foundation and Cantigny Park. Prior to joining the McCormick Foundation, she spent more than three years at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy consulting firm, managing talent acquisition, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Whitney began her career in nonprofit fundraising and development.
She holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University’s Brown School and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African and African American Studies, also from Washington University in St. Louis. Whitney is also a new advisory board member at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a native Chicagoan and lives in South Shore with her wife. Whitney is an inaugural member and former co-chair of the South Side Giving Circle at CFW and was a member of the Women United Giving Council for three years.
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