Founder’s Fireside Chat: Helene Gayle, President & CEO of The Chicago Community Trust

Join our founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Susan B. Noyes, for a fireside chat with Helene Gayle, president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust. Under Gayle’s leadership, the Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, has adopted a new strategic focus on closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap in the Chicago region. For almost a decade, she was president and CEO of CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian and health issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. She also launched the McKinsey Social Initiative (now McKinsey.org), a nonprofit that builds partnerships for social impact. Better featured Gayle on the 2021 list of Chicago’s Most Powerful Women, and she will also be recognized as one of the Chicago-area’s Top Philanthropists in the Winter Issue of Better.