Lora York joined the Chicago Foundation for Women in October 2012. Previously, she worked at the Eleanor Foundation and for more than 10 years assisted the organization through its strategic transition from direct service provider to public foundation and the creation of its grants program, a workforce development model that combines training opportunities and comprehensive support services to assist women to access living wage jobs/careers. During the strategic alliance, she helped transition the Eleanor Foundation’s grant portfolio to CFW. Lora has a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh.