Heather Parish

Co-Executive Director, Pierce Family Charitable Foundation

Heather D. Parish serves as Co-Executive Director for the Pierce Family Foundation, which provides “full mission funding” for nonprofits that serve people experiencing homelessness in Chicago. Prior to joining the foundation in 2013, she worked for 17+ years as an independent consultant to nonprofits and foundations engaged in community development initiatives. She currently serves on the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Greater Chicago Leadership Advisory Committee. Heather holds a BA in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she specialized in Housing, Community Development and Urban Economic Development.

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