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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 communications strategies that advance the Trust’s organizational goals. She collaborates closely with the Community Impact team to leverage its programmatic work and as a thought partner on communications content, deliverables, and grant making to advance the Trust’s profile as a changemaker. She also works with the President & CEO’s office on event strategy and messaging to external audiences.
Before joining the Trust, Bolton was the associate director of communications for civic engagement at the University of Chicago, where she promoted the University’s community-facing programs and initiatives. She worked at the Metropolitan Planning Council for several years, overseeing the full suite of media and marketing communications activities.
Bolton was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. She earned her Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and began her career at CNN.