Whitney leads CFW’s women’s economic security portfolio, which primarily funds programs/services that connect women and girls to career-track, family-sustaining jobs, education and training programs, and wraparound supports. She most recently led the McCormick Foundation’s grantmaking with its professional sports team partners (Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox) and A Better Chicago making investments in education (college access and persistence), workforce development and career pathways, youth development, and health and wellness. Before transitioning to grantmaking, she spent several years in talent acquisition and began her career in nonprofit fundraising and development.

Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African and African American Studies and a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.