External Affairs

Strategic Communications

Uplifting the work of our programs and our grantees through proactive communications. For media inquiries, please email [email protected].

Journalism Program

Supporting high-quality journalism projects focused on public policy issues affecting the Great Lakes region. The program seeks to deepen the impact of the Foundation's investments in policy, by supporting journalism that shines a light on conditions we hope to change, policies we endorse, and success stories that present solutions to problems.

Lend a Hand Fund

Providing support for BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving community organizations working to help Chicago residents hardest hit by COVID and the impacts of systemic racism as part of our civic commitment to the city.

External Affairs Staff

Kayce Ataiyero

Chief External Affairs Officer

Hugh Dellios

Senior Program Officer

Sabrina L. Miller

Senior Communications Officer

Ala Alkhatib

Communications Officer

Aubrya Perry

Program Officer