Strategic Communications

The Trust is a dedicated team of individuals who strive to make good happen every day. We are honored, challenged and inspired by the daily opportunities to help make change in our communities. We look forward to connecting with you.

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

Strategic Communications

  • Nina Alcacio

    Director of Public Relations

    Nina Alcacio is the director of public relations for The Chicago Community Trust. Alcacio leads the development of external communications strategies that increase awareness of…

  • Lilly Athamanah

    Digital Communications Specialist

    Lilly Athamanah is the digital communications specialist for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, Lilly manages the strategy and implementation of the organization’s digital…

  • Kim Grimshaw Bolton

    Director of Communications, Content Strategy & Narrative Change

    Kim Grimshaw Bolton is the director of communications, content strategy, and narrative change at The Chicago Community Trust. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing…

  • Mandy Burrell

    Communications Manager for Special Initiatives

    Mandy Burrell is communications manager for We Rise Together: For an Equitable & Just Recovery. We Rise Together is a coalition of public and private…

  • Clothilde Ewing

    Vice President of Strategic Communications

    Clothilde Ewing is vice president of strategic communications for The Chicago Community Trust. Ewing leads the foundation’s strategic communications team and manages the development, integration,…

  • Lorca Jolene

    Archivist

    Lorca Jolene is the archivist at The Chicago Community Trust. She collects and preserves a variety of materials that chronicle the Trust’s history, including records,…

  • Meghan Lewit

    Director of Philanthropic Communications

    Meghan Lewit is the director of philanthropic communications at The Chicago Community Trust. Lewit works to advance the Trust’s strategic focus on closing the racial…

  • Elizabeth Weber

    Content Specialist

    Elizabeth Weber is a content specialist for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she oversees a content strategy that supports the Trust’s strategic objectives and…

Learning & Impact

  • Jennifer Axelrod

    Senior Director of Learning & Impact

    Jennifer Axelrod is the senior director of learning and impact at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she works across the organization and with…

  • Tony Herhold

    Data & Analytics Manager

    Tony Herhold is a data and analytics manager for learning and impact at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, Tony works across the organization…

  • Liza Youngling

    Data & Analytics Manager for Learning & Impact

    Liza Youngling is a data and analytics manager for learning and impact at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she works across the organization…

  • Wenjin Yu

    Data Analyst

    Wenjin Yu is a data analyst for learning and impact at The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, Wenjin works on all aspects of philanthropic…