Angelique Power is incoming president of The Skillman Foundation, beginning September 13, 2021.
Born and raised on the southside of Chicago by a white, Jewish mother who was a Chicago Public School teacher and an African American father who rose to be Sergeant in the Chicago Police force, Angelique has an intense passion for catalyzing new ways of thinking about racial equity and social justice.
Angelique comes to The Skillman Foundation having served as president of the Field Foundation. Under her leadership, the foundation doubled its grantmaking and staff size through strategic partnerships locally and nationally, added a socially responsible and racially equitable focus to the endowment, created new funding paradigms, and re-thought its impact measurement.
Angelique started her career in philanthropy with the Dayton Hudson Corporation, where she learned about corporate social responsibility and what effective civic engagement looks like in areas across the Midwest, including in Detroit. She went on to lead community relations giving at Target Corporation. In addition, she has served as director of community engagement and communications at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and as program director at the Joyce Foundation where her regional focus included funding in Detroit.
Angelique’s collaborative nature led her to co-found Enrich Chicago, a nonprofit focused on anti-racism organizing. She is also a co-founder of Just Action, a group of 200 individuals and institutions focused on helping organizations make their racial equity statements from 2020 real. She has also led an interactive mapping project with 30 institutions focused on an equitable post-COVID recovery.
Angelique chairs the boards of 6018North and Enrich Chicago and serves on the board of Forefront Illinois and the Julian Grace Foundation. Power has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan.
Angelique, her husband Sean, and their 11-year-old daughter Sadie Lousiane will relocate to Detroit in late summer.