Evanston Neighborhood Foundation (ECF) is fired up to announce the appointment of Cynthia Dominguez in her new purpose as Vice President of Finance and Operations. Cynthia brings a prosperity of encounter, an extraordinary thirst for knowledge, and a passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to the firm. We are very grateful to Cynthia’s predecessor, Jan Fischer, for her decades of support, leadership, and determination to ECF. ECF would also like to thank Candance Chow NextGroup Co-Founder for her support throughout the lookup. It can be challenging to locate talented finance experts in the industry now and ECF believes they’ve found an remarkable a single many thanks to NextGroup’s partnership.
“I am incredibly passionate about Range, Fairness and Inclusion, and I believe that it is elementary for it to be part of the fabric of any firm this is a single of the values that drew me to ECF,” Cynthia Dominguez mentioned. “This part has a exceptional option to equilibrium a ton of structure and logic inside the finance element of a purpose, even though navigating the interpersonal and operational facet of an business as well – all while prioritizing racial equity. I’m energized to proceed to uphold the inclusive value ECF has, ensuring the correct individuals are at the desk, all voices are listened to, and conclusions are created thoughtfully and methodically, to ideal serve the Evanston neighborhood. Internally, I see an possibility to ensure this philosophy is made use of for anything from budgeting, to strategic setting up, and plan and procedure implementation.”
Cynthia arrives to ECF with additional than 8 years of working experience in finance and functions in the nonprofit sector. Prior to ECF, Cynthia labored at Lakeview Pantry, in which, as the first finance worker, she was charged with bringing the 50-12 months-outdated organization up to speed with fashionable, streamlined, fiscal procedures. Formerly, Cynthia led the finance office at Urban Initiatives, where by she formalized the fiscal, operations, and human sources processes above the training course of her 5-yr tenure. At both of those organizations, Cynthia also spearheaded the launching of DEI initiatives. Cynthia is a very pleased graduate from Grinnell College or university and is also a graduate of the Hispanic Alliance for Profession Enhancement (HACE)’s Mujeres de HACE Leadership System. Most recently, Cynthia has been a portion of the very first cohort for the University of Chicago’s Rustandy Middle Nonprofit Network for Strategic Functions and Finance Program.
“Cynthia is acknowledged for aligning the organizational mission and impression with the ongoing goals of the finance and functions staff, and excels in communicating across the group. She has a legitimate enthusiasm for DEI with a specific expertise making use of a racial fairness lens from finance efforts to fundraising strategies and application functions,” mentioned Sol Anderson, Evanston Group Foundation CEO. “Bringing in a lady of shade into this leadership role as we enter a new period in which we are championing justice through the Evanston community is amazingly vital for us as we search for to stay into those values. That commitment coupled with Cynthia’s passion, abilities, and perseverance for those people problems is going to support us go on to be the most effective group we can be.”
Submitted by Evanston Local community Foundation