Sharon Bush

Sharon BushExecutive Director, Grand Victoria Foundation

Throughout her career, Sharon has worked to ensure that the nonprofit sector is strong, equitable, sustainable and highly capable of serving individuals and families throughout the Chicago region. She has launched, led, and participated in innovative collaborations that have resulted in the creation of the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, a 12-member donor-advised fund; employment of over 5,000 public housing residents; a $3 million dollar federal award to improve the performance of the Chicago area’s workforce development system; and a successful community-based fundraising initiative that brought over $250,000 to local nonprofit organizations in one day. Sharon is on the board of directors of Mikva Challenge Illinois, African American Legacy, and Forefront. She is an advisor to Willie’s Warriors, a leadership development initiative of Chicago Foundation for Women and to Greater Good Studio, a human-centered design firm that builds the capacity of communities to solve old problems in new ways.

Panel: Leadership and the New Economy