Dear Trusted Partners and Grantees,
Over the past five years, the Field Foundation has grown and transformed in exciting and important ways. We have doubled our giving – and therefore our impact across Chicago – while strengthening our partnerships and dedication to racial equity. This recommitment to our core values and the expansion of our work has been in large part due to the passionate leadership of President Angelique Power.
It is with great excitement for her new chapter that I am pleased to announce that Angelique Power has been named President of The Skillman Foundation, a Detroit-based, education-focused private foundation. As Angelique transitions out of her role as Field President in July, I am thrilled to share that Mark Murray, who has been with the Field Foundation since 2003 and many of you have worked closely with, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and will lead the Foundation as we conduct a nationwide search for our next President.
Angelique Power is a once-in-a-generation leader who uniquely understood the importance of strengthening our racial justice work. She will be deeply missed. There is no doubt that her footprint will continue to strengthen Chicago for years to come. We wish her tremendous success in her new role and will forever cherish her tenure with us. We are grateful to Mark Murray for his continued leadership as we search for our next President.
In the coming weeks we will engage an Executive Search firm and can address any questions you may have regarding our succession plan. We are committed to executing a seamless transition and your current relationships at the program officer level will remain the same.
We look forward to continuing Angelique’s legacy and dedication to equity and empowerment as we strive to be thoughtful and intentional partners to communities throughout Chicago for decades to come.