Finance

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Mural in Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
Photo: A Rahmann Statik mural in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Finance

  • Julian Alatriste

    Staff Accountant

    Julian Alatriste is a staff accountant for The Chicago Community Trust. Julian is part of the accounting team at the Trust focusing on the month-end…

  • Rosa Carrillo

    Controller

    Rosa Carrillo is controller for The Chicago Community Trust. Carrillo leads the accounting team at the Trust managing investment accounting, contribution processing, and financial reporting.…

  • Sarah Custer

    Senior Accountant

    Sarah Custer is a senior accountant for The Chicago Community Trust. She assists with month-end closing procedures, financial reporting, and investment accounting.

  • Iris Erazo

    Accounts Payable Manager

    Iris Erazo is the accounts payable manager for The Chicago Community Trust. Erazo leads the AP team at the Trust in overseeing department activities to…

  • Darren Fiore

    Finance Coordinator

  • Chester Gray II

    Staff Accountant

    Chet Gray is a staff accountant for The Chicago Community Trust. He manages the daily money movement for the Northern Trust Charitable Giving program for…

  • Amy Harmon

    Grants Coordinator

  • James Keller

    Senior Accountant

    James Keller is the senior accountant for investments at The Chicago Community Trust. He is responsible for the investment and fund accounting for the invested…

  • Laura Kernaghan

    Senior Director of Investments

    Laura Kernaghan is senior director of investments for The Chicago Community Trust. Kernaghan is responsible for all aspects of the Trust’s investment portfolio, including setting…

  • Ivy Lesiak

    Accounting Associate

    Ivy Lesiak is an accounting associate for The Chicago Community Trust. Ivy monitors and records incoming contributions for all entities withing the Trust. Prior to…

  • James Lillis

    Director of Shared Services

    James Lillis is the director of shared services for The Chicago Community Trust. James leads the accounts payable and grants disbursement teams at the Trust,…

  • Hailee Moore

    Grants Specialist

    Hailee Moore is the grants specialist for The Chicago Community Trust. Moore supports multiple types of grant making at the Trust, including competitive, designated, group…

  • Maria Moreno

    Disbursement Coordinator

    Maria Moreno is disbursement coordinator for The Chicago Community Trust. Maria works closely with the Accounts Payable team paying invoices and expenses, and disburses grants…

  • Ruta Moskowitz

    Accounting Associate

    Ruta Moskowitz is an Accounting Associate at The Chicago Community Trust. Her role includes gift processing and other administrative duties within the Accounting Department.

  • Shari Pundrich

    Grants Manager

    Shari Pundrich is the grants manager at The Chicago Community Trust. She joined the Trust in 2011 and its Grants Management team in 2015. Shari…

  • Maritza Rogel

    Gifts Processing Manager

    Maritza Rogel is gift processing manager at The Chicago Community Trust, leading the Gift Processing Team. Before joining the Trust, she worked at Rotary International…

  • Karina Rivera

    Financial Analyst

    Karina Rivera is the financial analyst for The Chicago Community Trust. Karina provides support across the finance department as needed and financial reporting for the…

  • Charlou Rodriguez

    Assistant Controller

    Charlou Rodriguez is the assistant controller for The Chicago Community Trust. Charlou leads and coordinates annual audit, including drafting the year-end consolidated financial statements and…

  • Julie Shanahan

    Grants Manager

    Julie Shanahan is grants manager for The Chicago Community Trust. She brings 10 years of nonprofit and grant making experience to her role managing grant…

  • Carol Slater

    Executive Assistant for Finance

    Carol Slater is the executive assistant to the Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Strategic Communications at The Chicago Community Trust. Prior to joining…

  • Jessica Strausbaugh

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jessica Strausbaugh is chief financial officer for The Chicago Community Trust. Strausbaugh joined the Trust from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of…

  • Colton Wieck

    Investment Analyst

    Colton Wieck is an investment analyst for The Chicago Community Trust. Wieck, alongside the Senior Director of Investments and Chief Financial Officer, works on all…

  • Christy Zhen

    Senior Accountant

    Christy Zhen is the senior accountant at The Chicago Community Trust. Christy’s primary responsibilities are financial reporting, balance sheet accounts analysis, investment pools reconciliation, and…