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October 2021: A Fond Farewell for Mike Hennessy and 3rd Quarter Grants

On a cool, autumn evening in September, the Coleman team gathered with an intimate subset of our grantee family to celebrate our retired CEO Mike Hennessy. With room to safely social distance in an indoor/outdoor space, our small group was able...
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July 2021: Grants Q1 and Q2

Q&A With Shelley A. Davis The Coleman Foundation is halfway through its first strategic planning process. CEO Shelley A. Davis fills us in on what we’ve learned so far and what to expect.    I thought we’d start with a...
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May 2021: A costly knowledge gap for many small business entrepreneurs

Financial Literacy: A Costly Knowledge Gap for Many Small Business Entrepreneurs During the past year, Women’s Business Development Center, a Foundation grantee, administered over $225 million in emergency grants to over 8000 local small businesses. One of the organization’s key lessons...
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March 2021: First 100 Days

Coleman Foundation's new CEO Shelley Davis shares her impressions and insights from the last few months and talks about the opportunities and challenges ahead. Play Video
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March 2021: Announcing Our New President And CEO

In her first 100 days as President and CEO, Shelley A. Davis went on a virtual listening tour to get to know the Coleman Foundation’s grantee community, mapped out 2021 grantmaking with the board and staff, and worked with the...
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November 2020: From The Corner Office

This week Shelley Davis will take the helm of The Coleman Foundation. The Coleman Foundation invests about $8 million each year in programs that advance personal empowerment and well-being for residents of the Chicago Metro area. Shelley will succeed Michael...

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