Photo courtesy of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation

August 17, 2020

Tiffany D. Hightower MSOL ’11 has been named Executive Director of The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF), the civic/philanthropic arm of the ILBC. Previously, the skilled political strategy consultant served as Interim Director.

“I am excited to assume this role of Executive Director for the Foundation,” said Tiffany. “The work that the foundation does is critical, especially in these extremely perilous times. The further promulgation of African Americans in the state of Illinois through advocacy, scholarship, policy analysis (economic and educational) will be at the forefront of our efforts.”

Prior to joining ILBCF, Tiffany was Director of Operations for Chicago City Treasurer Kurt A. Summers Jr. where she managed the department’s $4.3 million budget. She directed the planning, development, implementation, and administration of initiatives pertaining to human resources and operations. During her career, she also served as the Deputy Director of Community Assistance Programs and as the Executive Director of Developing Communities Project.

Tiffany earned a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership, with a concentration on Non-Profit Management and Integrated Business Leadership Theories, from Dominican University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Tiffany has numerous distinguished accolades and appointments. She is currently a Board Member for The Ideal Candidate, The Center for Advancing Domestic Peace, and Social Change. Tiffany was appointed by the mayor to the Roseland Medical District Commission, where she serves as the secretary. Among her notable honors, she received Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Visionary Award.

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