Whitney Wade

Whitney Wade

Chicago Foundation for Women

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 primarily in college access/persistence, career pathways, and health/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 fundraising and development.

Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African and African American Studies and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an advisory board member at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). Whitney is also a member of the South Side Giving Circle at CFW, which funds organizations led by and supporting Black women and girls.

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