Forefront Announces New FY17 Board of Directors

Friday, July 1, 2016

Forefront, the Illinois state membership association of philanthropy, nonprofits, advisors, social enterprises, and other organizations that works to build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois, is pleased to announce new Board Officers and Board Members for its 2017 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017):

New Officers are Evette Cardona, Vice President of Programs, Polk Bros. Foundation, is the new Board Chair. Grace Hou, President, Woods Fund of Chicago is the new Vice Chair.

New Board Members are Marca Bristo, President & CEO, Access Living; Peggy Davis, Chief Officer of Programs, Chicago Community Trust; Ann Kisting, Executive Director, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Andrew Solomon, Managing Director, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Robert Vaughn, Executive Director, Dunham Fund.

Returning Board Officers are Secretary, Mark Ishaug, CEO, Thresholds; Treasurer Tammy Lemke, CEO, B.R. Ryall YMCA Northwestern DuPage County.

Returning Board Members are Brian Bannon, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library; Arturo Bendixen, Executive Director, Center for Housing and Health/AIDS Foundation of Chicago; DeRondal Bevly, Partner, Social Venture Partners Chicago; Bruce Boyd, Principal and Managing Director, Arabella Advisors; Sharon Bush, Elgin Program Director and Senior Program Officer, Grand Victoria Foundation; Greg Cameron, Executive Director, The Joffrey Ballet; Elizabeth Carrick, Vice President, Administration, Spencer Foundation; Evelyn Diaz, President, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights; Josh Gibb, Executive Director, Galesberg Community Foundation; Shelley Stern Grach, Director, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft; Bruce Karmazin, Executive Director, Lumpkin Family Foundation; Alison Ranney, Principal, Koya Leadership Partners; Louise "Wegi" Ferry Stewart, President, Community Foundation of Macon County, and Nareman Taha, Co-Founder/Director, Arab American Family Services.