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When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, Illinois  60604
United States
Contact: CWIP Administrator

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Chicago Women in Philanthropy Annual Luncheon

Featuring Keynote Speaker & Making a Difference Honoree Grace Hou, President, Woods Fund Chicago


Grace has been the President of Woods Fund Chicago since February 2012.  Woods Fund Chicago is a bold grantmaking foundation that finds —and funds —projects that draw on the power of communities to fight the brutality of poverty and structural racism.  Her career has been dedicated to systems change improvement through public policy development and implementation, social services provision, community organizing and engagement, and now, philanthropy. 

Prior to joining the Woods Fund, from 2003 to 2012, Grace served as the Assistant Secretary at the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).  She was responsible for the oversight of the agency’s six program areas.  During her time with the state, she was an architect of Illinois’ Immigrant Integration New American’s Gubernatorial Executive Order.  Prior to her time with the state, Grace was the Executive Director of the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA).

Grace is board chair of the Arthur Foundation, vice chair at Forefront, development committee chair and board member at Chicago Public Media, and community impact committee chair and board member at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  She is a 2001 Leadership Greater Chicago fellow, a member of the Chicago Network, and a German Marshall fellow.


Wednesday, March 21, 2017, 11:00 AM


The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, 5th Floor Ballroom, Chicago


Networking Reception - 11:00-11:30am; Luncheon - 11:30am-1:30pm


$75 CWIP Members; $95 Non-members
Tables start at $1,500


CWIP 2018 Honorary Chair


As President of the Field Foundation, Angelique Power oversees the charitable distribution of $2.5 million annually from assets nearing $60 million. For over seventy-five years the Field Foundation has focused on Chicago’s most vexing issues while supporting its astonishingly creative and entrepreneurial spirit.  Field is known as a strategic supporter of innovative programs and organizations, with a primary emphasis on reaching marginalized communities and populations. 

Angelique came to Field with 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and philanthropy. Previous to Field Foundation, Angelique served as Program Director for the Joyce Foundation’s culture program, distributing $2 million annually with a focus on building capacity within the nonprofit sector and investing in the creative capital of artists of color. Prior to Joyce, Angelique served as Director of Communications and Community Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and developed philanthropic efforts as a senior manager in community relations for Target Corporation. Angelique began her career in the Public Affairs office of Marshall Field’s department stores giving grants to Chicago’s civic and cultural organizations.

As chief executive of Field Foundation, Angelique is active in the local and national nonprofit arena. She serves as a founding board member of 6018North, an artist-centered Chicago-based contemporary art space that connects a diverse range of artists and audiences in transformative ways.  Angelique is also on the board of Forefront Illinois and the Chair of the Grantmakers in the Arts national board of directors and a founding co-chair of Enrich Chicago, a nonprofit-led movement in Chicago’s art sector that focuses on racial equity. Angelique is on the Advisory Board for Pillars Fund, a social investment fund that invests in American Muslim leadership, and on Adler School’s Center for Equitable Cities. She is a 2015 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and a master of fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Angelique lives on the Northwest side of the city with her husband Sean and their daughter, Sadie Louisiane.

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