Whitney has dedicated her career to supporting philanthropy’s talent, leadership, and infrastructure. She currently manages the Robert R. McCormick Foundation's grantmaking with its professional sports team partners (Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox) and its partnership with A Better Chicago making investments in education (specifically college access, persistence, and career pathways), youth development, and health and wellness. Before transitioning to a program officer role, she was hired as the first Talent Acquisition Specialist for the McCormick Foundation and Cantigny Park. Prior to joining the Foundation, she spent more than three years at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy consulting firm, managing talent acquisition, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Whitney also served in other recruiting and project management roles at executive search firms and began her career in nonprofit fundraising and development. Whitney is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s in psychology and African and African American Studies. She earned a MSW from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on children, youth, and families and management. She is a Co-Chair of the South Side Giving Circle at the Chicago Foundation for Women and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
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