Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the application process, prospective grantees are welcome to contact us directly. Please familiarize yourself with our Apply and Funding Area pages before making an inquiry.

Crown Family Philanthropies
222 North LaSalle Street
Suite 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312) 750-6671
Fax: (312) 984-1499
Email us for general inquiries.

Staff List


Evan Hochberg



Rebecca Lawson
Executive Assistant


Christina Herzog
Program Director

Taaha Mohamedali
Program Officer, Postsecondary Success Initiative

Amy Perkal
Program Officer

Nedra Lucas
Program Analyst


Katie Levin
Senior Program Analyst

Global Health

Thomas Cole
Global Health Lead

Michelle Adeniyi
Program Analyst

Health and Human Services

Christy Prahl
Program Director

Dominique Steward
Program Analyst

Jewish Giving

Wendy Platt Newberger
Program Director (Jewish and Israel Giving)

Erica Phillips
Program Officer

Rachel Giattino
Senior Program Analyst


Kimberly Gonzalez
Executive Assistant


Sarah Marcus
Director of Operations

Rebecca Fortuna
Grants Manager

Rachel Black
Grants Manager

Marissa Berkley
Grants Assistant


Family Engagement

Elizabeth Newton
Director of Family Engagement

Charlotte Cottier
Communications Lead

Josh Doubleday
Project Lead

Jacob Rosenblum
Family Engagement Associate



Jessica Rabie
Project Lead