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Angelique Power

Angelique Power is the President & CEO of the Detroit-based Skillman Foundation, a 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 $19 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 to the liberatory future we all 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 along with a mission aligned organization in all policies and practices. An admirer of Gen 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 had 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 joining The Skillman Foundation, Angelique 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 is a board member of Bas Blue, CultureSource, Detroit Future City, Detroit Public Theatre, Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, Michigan Future, Inc., The Parade Company, United States Artists and serves on Mayor Duggan’s Workforce Development Board and the United Greenway Advisory Board. She is a 2023 Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence Honoree. Power has a BA from University of Michigan and both an MFA and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the lucky wife to her photographer husband Sean and mom to a very cool and thoughtful fourteen-year-old named Sadie. 

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