1000 Asbury Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Executive director and founder
Emily is the founder and executive director of GiveNKind. She is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations and leadership. Emily has a background in education, including 15 years of public school teaching and 7 years working in education programs management. Emily also launched the Atlanta chapter of Becca’s Closet in 2009, before moving to Chicago. She holds a masters degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan.
Director of Development and Communications
Carla worked in higher education for over 15 years before transitioning to the social service nonprofit sector. She has experience directing Department of State grants and Federal Trio Programs, administering programs for at-risk kids, and managing international education programs. She is responsible for grants and outreach, and GiveNKind Direct. Carla holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Delaware.
Anne manages GiveNKind’s resource redistribution program, working closely with our amazing volunteers and our nonprofit partners. She brings over a decade of experience in program development, coordination, and evaluation from her previous work in food banking, higher education, community schools, and community health. Anne holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management.
GiveNKind’s Nonprofit Council comprises leaders from Chicagoland nonprofits who provide feedback on GiveNKind’s programs and operations to help address issues of access and equity.