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ECF announces Joi-Anissa Russell as Vice President, Philanthropy and Communications.

Joi-Anissa Russell is highly respected in the Evanston community for her extensive experience and widely admired for her compassion and integrity.

Joi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, and a Certificate of Major Gifts Solicitation from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Joi currently serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships at the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy and will transition to her new role at ECF next month.

Prior to her work at the Moran Center, Joi applied her extensive fundraising experience as Executive Director at Shorefront, Director of Foundation Relations at the Salvation Army, and Grants Manager at the Girl Scouts of Chicago.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the staff at Evanston Community Foundation,” said Joi. “I’ve admired the foundation’s work, and I’m eager to get to know the donors and help them fulfill their philanthropic goals.”

Joi and her husband, Tim, have made Evanston their home for 27 years, raising two children in the community.

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