Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the application process, prospective grantees are welcome to contact us directly. Please familiarize yourself with the Application Process and Our Work pages on this website 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


Office of the President

Evan Hochberg

Rebecca Lawson
Executive Assistant




Jessica Rabie
Strategy Lead

Dominique Steward
Senior Program Analyst


Christina Herzog
Program Director

Taaha Mohamedali
Program Officer, Chi-Rise

Amy Perkal
Program Officer

Nedra Lucas
Senior Program Analyst


Aaron Koch
Program Director

Vanessa Moreno
Program Analyst

Global Health

Thomas Cole
Global Health Lead

Michelle Adeniyi
Program Analyst

Health and Human Services

Christy Prahl
Program Director

Shilpa Bavikatte
Senior Program Analyst

Olivia Farrell
Program Analyst, Data


Jewish Giving

Wendy Platt Newberger
Program Director (Jewish and Israel Giving)

Erica Phillips
Program Officer

Rachel Giattino
Program Officer

Joelle Swatez
Program Analyst



Sarah Marcus
Director of Operations

Annie Brinkman
Grants Manager

Tiffany Duffy
Grants Manager

Marissa Berkley
Grants Analyst


Family Engagement

Elizabeth Newton
Director of Family Engagement

Charlotte Cottier
Communications and Advisory Lead

Becky Panter Altman
Advisory Lead

Isamar Mata
Advisory and Communications Analyst



Kimberly Gonzalez
Executive Assistant