With over 20 years of experience her career and civic interests span the intersections where the lives of those most vulnerable fall victim to structural oppression and inequality. She is a thought leader for diversity, equity and inclusion in the philanthropic sector. Monique was appointed President & CEO of Evanston Community Foundation in 2015, making her first African-American in this position. ECF supports local organizations in pursuing their missions through grant making, civic engagement and nonprofit sector capacity building. The Foundation builds permanent endowments to serve the community in perpetuity. In addition to leading the Foundation she serves on the board of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, See Chicago Dance, and the Alliance for Illinois Community Foundations. She holds a B.A. in Social Work from The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a M.S in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. Monique enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and Yorkie in Chicago, playing golf, reading and jogging.