Angelique Power is the president & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, a Detroit-based private independent foundation that puts all of its resources toward brilliant Detroit youth—their justice, their power, and their promise. With assets over $550 million, The Skillman Foundation provides approximately $22 million in grants annually. Beyond dollars, the secret sauce of The Skillman Foundation is its focus on youth power, understanding that in the primarily Black and Brown city of Detroit, young people must be the designers of their own destiny and their vision will lead us all to the liberatory future we deserve.
Under Angelique’s tenure, The Skillman Foundation has led a community-rooted strategic planning process to rethink its grantmaking, metrics, and partners. She architected a racial equity audit internally of all grants, operations, and the endowment, allowing for transparency and accountability to community as well as mission-alignment in all policies and practices. One immediate outcome from the audit was an ESG process with The Skillman Foundation’s OCIO and Investment Committee setting racial equity goals for the first time in the Foundation’s history. An admirer of Generation Z, Angelique elevated the role of her President’s Youth Council to catalyze a reinvention of the Foundation’s grantmaking process and to ensure youth have a presence and voice at decision-making tables across Michigan, including at the Mackinac Policy Conference and Crain’s Detroit Homecoming, where they were the youngest presenters in the history of both events.
Prior to The Skillman Foundation, Power was president of the Chicago-based Field Foundation and a program director at the Joyce Foundation. Additionally, she led communications and community engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and community relations efforts across the nation for Target Corporation.
Angelique chairs the board of 6018North and is a board member of CultureSource, Detroit Public Theatre, Michigan Future, Inc., The Parade Company, BasBlue, and serves on Mayor Duggan’s Workforce Development Board. Power is a 2023 Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence Honoree. She has a BA from University of Michigan and both an MFA and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Angelique is the lucky wife to her photographer husband Sean and a very cool and thoughtful thirteen-year-old, Sadie.
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