Edward Egnatios joins Skillman Foundation as program officer

DETROIT – Edward S. Egnatios, a Detroit native, has joined The Skillman Foundation as a program officer. He comes to the Foundation from the private consulting firm EK & Associates, LLC, where he served as president and CEO. Egnatios will focus most of his efforts on the Foundation’s Good Neighborhoods Initiative.

“Ed has hit the ground running, and he is doing important work on the roll out of our Good Neighborhoods Initiative,” said Skillman Foundation President & CEO Carol Goss. “Ed brings a wealth of experience to the table that will help us be better grantmakers as we work closely with the communities involved in our Good Neighborhoods Initiative,” Goss added.

Egnatios has a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Master of Social Work degree, with a concentration in administration and community practice, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He served in executive roles with EK & Associates, O/E Learning, United Way Community Services of Detroit, and United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit. Egnatios also serves on the board of Think Detroit PAL, and is a member of the Arts & Scraps community advisory board. In his new role at The Skillman Foundation he reports to Program Director Tonya Allen.

“The work that The Skillman Foundation is doing in Detroit’s neighborhoods is incredibly important,” Egnatios said. “I’m delighted to be a part of the Good Neighborhoods team, and I intend to work very hard with our friends in the neighborhoods to make Detroit a place where kids can flourish.”

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to helping children in metropolitan Detroit by improving their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Skillman grantmaking supports nonprofit organizations, schools, and agencies in Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland Counties, with a special emphasis on organizations working in the city of Detroit.