Ebony Chuukwu is the Associate Program Officer for the performing arts pillar at the Walder Foundation. Before switching to the philanthropy world, she worked in fundraising for TimeLine Theatre. Artistically, Ebony has worked with a number of local arts organizations as an assistant director, stage manager, producer, as well as an actor. Ebony is dedicated to addressing the racial and financial inequities facing the BIPOC artistic community and working towards uplifting the necessary work being done to enrich the Chicago performing arts industry. Ebony is a part of the Impact Leaders Series through Loyola University and is also a member of the League of Chicago Theatres’ Change Team, a collective working to promote transformative practices that end systemic inequity in Chicago’s performing arts community.