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Christine Munteanu (she/her/hers) is the Affinity Funds program manager for The Chicago Community Trust.
In this role, Christine works with the Trust’s Affinity Funds (African American Legacy, Asian Giving Circle, Disabilities Fund, LGBTQ Community Fund, Nuestro Futuro, and Young Leaders Fund) as a strategic thought partner to elevate and support their work. Christine was introduced to the Trust through the Affinity Funds, first as a grant recipient and then as a member of the grant making committee of the Asian Giving Circle.
Prior to joining the Trust, Christine worked at Northwestern University’s Multicultural Student Affairs office, providing programming, advocacy, and advising for Students of Color, LGBTQIA students, and Native and Indigenous students. She also has worked at the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), a national Asian American civil rights organization, where she supported anti-hate, education, and leadership programs. Christine continues to serve as the chair for the JACL Chicago Chapter’s scholarship committee, and as an advisor for JACL Chicago’s Kansha Project.
Originally from New Jersey, Christine has called Chicago home since 2008, when she moved to the area to complete a year of AmeriCorps Service at City Year Chicago. She received her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior from Wesleyan University, and an M.Ed in Youth Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago.