President & CEO, Evanston Community Foundation
Monique B. Jones was appointed President & CEO of Evanston Community Foundation in 2015. Monique is a visionary leader with an extensive background in mental health, violence prevention, philanthropy, and systems change. She leads the Foundation in supporting local organizations in pursuing their missions through grant making, leadership development, and capacity building as well as building permanent endowment to serve the community in perpetuity. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and University of Texas at Austin. Monique also lectures in the Kapnick Center for Business Institutions at Northwestern University.
“I really believe that people are all planted with the seed of I am here to do something great” – Claudia Rinaldi, Career Girls Role Model
Three things I have learned from Career Girls: “One, that women can do anything, two, never give up and three, we are strong, intelligent and we have the power to change the world by working in the fields that we are passionate about.” – Isobel, Student