The Community Foundation Of Will County Welcomes Lisa Corrao As Executive Director

Lisa Corrao joined the Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) as Executive Director effective March 21, 2022. Lisa brings more than 25 years of experience in non-profit leadership and development in organizations that support education, law and the arts which meshes well with the mission and focus of the CFWC.

“We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Community Foundation,” says Chris Spesia, CFWC Board president. “The CFWC is in a phase of exciting growth. We look to Lisa to help us continue and build on that momentum.”

The CFWC recently awarded more than $280,000 in grants supporting workforce development and education in Will County and nearly $300,000 grants to local non-profits in 2021.

“My primary focus will be to work with our current donors and to encourage and engage new support. By working together, we’ll increase our impact and be able to effectively identify opportunities to invest in Will County. We have the privilege of supporting so many organizations that are improving the present and building the future of our community in so many areas — education, arts and culture, workforce development, housing, food security and more. I look forward to continuing the great work that’s been done by the Foundation.”

The Community Foundation of Will County seeks to improve the quality of life throughout Will County by promoting philanthropy, connecting donors to community needs and building partnerships. The CFWC was founded as an affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust by local community leaders in 2006 to serve as a local resource for donors and professional advisors in the implementation of charitable strategies through donor advised funds and other planning vehicles, to build endowments in areas of special interest and to hold various nonprofit agency/organization endowment funds.

Executive Director Kisa Corrao

Lisa Corrao
Executive Director
Community Foundation of Will County