Forefront Radio: Reflections on Philanthropy in Chicago, A Conversation With Aurie Pennick

Monday, April 18, 2016

“I see the same hope, but sadly, I see the same challenges.”

Delia Coleman and Aurie Pennick

In this episode of Forefront Radio, Delia Coleman, Vice President of Strategy + Policy, (left) has a conversation with Aurie Pennick, a trailblazing leader who has had a long and distinguished career in Chicago’s philanthropic and nonprofit community. Aurie directed the city’s first domestic violence shelter, worked as a leader in the fair housing movement and is soon-to-be retired from her post as executive director and treasurer of the Field Foundation of Illinois. She was recently awarded Public Narrative’s Studs Terkel Uplifting Voices Award.

Aurie and Delia discuss how African Americans can change the landscape of philanthropy and the role of the nonprofit sector in advancing African American concerns in a city like Chicago. 


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