Whitney currently serves as the Program Officer for Women’s Economic Security at the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) with a focus on workforce development, job training, and wraparound supports for women of color. Before joining CFW, she managed the McCormick Foundation's grantmaking with its professional sports team partners (Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox) and A Better Chicago making investments primarily in college access and persistence, career pathways, and health and wellness.
Prior to transitioning to program officer roles, she spent several years in talent acquisition at the McCormick Foundation and Cantigny Park, Arabella Advisors, and executive search firms. She began her career in nonprofit fundraising and development.
Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African and African American Studies and a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an advisory board member at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). Whitney is also an inaugural member and former co-chair of the South Side Giving Circle at CFW, which invests in organizations led by and supporting Black women and girls.