Staff

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Jeanne Kracher, Executive Director, has a wealth of experience in community organizing and nonprofit management. The 2008 recipient of the Louis T. Delgado Social Justice in Philanthropy Award from the Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy Sector Program at Loyola University Chicago, she was a founding member of ACT-UP/Chicago, executive director of Women in the Director’s Chair, and a member of the Women’s Health Education Project. She has produced films and videos addressing a variety of subjects from healthcare in prisons to a history of the women’s global justice movement. She also served on the board of Crossroads from 1996 to 1998. She has been the Executive Director at Crossroads Fund since March of 2000.

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Jane Kimondo, Program Director, oversees grantmaking, capacity building programs, convenings and community events, and special initiatives, including the development of a social movement evaluation tool. She previously worked at Chicago Foundation for Women. She holds two Master's Degrees in Organizational Development and Human Resources and a Certificate in Advanced Study in Philanthropy & Non-Profit Sector from Loyola University Chicago. Jane has extensive international and nonprofit experience in both Chicago and her native country, Kenya.

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Katie Madden, Administrative Assistant, joined Crossroads Fund in October 2016 after a two-year break from work to finish her undergraduate degree at DePaul University. Previously she spent 13 years in the Office of Philanthropy at Rush University Medical Center; and was Associate Director of donor relations. Katie is a founding member of Friends of Thorp, a parent-run not-for-profit at O. A. Thorp Scholastic Academy. and she served as president for two years. She is currently on the board of Power Packs. Katie is happy to be back in the working world at Crossroads Fund. 

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Kristina Roque, Operations Manager, dedicated the last 13 years to being a volunteer in the Chicago Public School system. She has made a profound impact in CPS by serving on the Local School Council for 6 years and is a founding Board member of a non-for-profit Parents & Teachers Organization. An advocate for both the Fine Arts and Dual Language Programs, her efforts have increased parent involvement in schools, raised funds to provide teacher grants and improved communication among parents, teachers and administration.

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Emmanuel Garcia, Development and Communications Manager, is a community organizer and founder of Vives Q, a public program for and by the Latinx LGBTQ community in Chicago. Garcia's started fundraising as a youth when he co-founded the Association of Latinos/as Motivating  Action (ALMA) Scholarship; an award that is given annually to two Latinx LGBTQ youth. Before joining the staff at Crossroads Fund, he led a social marketing campaign in Cicero, IL that addressed homophobia, transphobia, and HIV/AIDS stigma within the Latinx community. Emmanuel is a former Lisa Fittko intern and board of directors at Crossroads Fund.

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Ed Vogel, Communications and Finance Associate, has experience working in administrative and fundraising roles with different organizations in Chicago. He is a member of the Chicago Community Bond Fund and was a 2017 Giving Project participant at Crossroads Fund.

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Ari Pizarro, 2018 Lisa Fittko Intern, is a rising senior at Dominican University with a major in sociology and minor in women and gender studies. They participate on campus in student groups like Common Ground, whose aim is to promote diversity and acceptance on campus while educating the community on LGBTQ+ issues. They are motivated to educate about social justice and philanthropy within their community as well as striving to remain critically conscious about other’s grievances to understand their own privileges and use them to make an impact.