Elspeth Revere.

The Evanston Community Foundation announced today the appointment of Elspeth Revere as interim president and CEO, effective Dec. 11.

Revere will take over for departing President and CEO Monique B. Jones, who is stepping down to assume the leadership of Forefront.

Revere retired in 2015 after 24 years at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, serving most recently as vice president, media, culture and special initiatives, where she designed and implemented a variety of grantmaking initiatives.

Since then, as the president of Ravenswood Consulting, Revere has provided interim executive services for four nonprofits organizations. She also serves on the board of Kartemquin Films.

In a news release the foundation said Revere’s deep experience will allow ECF’s strategic and grant making work to continue unimpeded, supporting ECF as it continues to meet the challenges raised by the pandemic and working with staff to guide our response through the Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead Evanston Community Foundation during this transition,” Revere said in a statement. “The work of community foundations has never been more important than it is today, and ECF has demonstrated its responsiveness to its community at this critical moment. I am excited to join this excellent team and support ECF’s staff and board through this time of organizational change.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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