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The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is pleased to announce Noemi Garcia as its new Senior Program Officer.

As Senior Program Officer, Noemi will support the work of the Foundation across its three program areas: Arts & Culture, Built Environment, and Investigative Journalism. She will play a key role in identifying and evaluating potential grant recipients, partners, and funding opportunities. Noemi will work closely with the Foundation’s Executive Director, Anne Lazar; Senior Program Director, Brad White; and staff to develop, manage, and support the Foundation’s philanthropic investments.

Executive Director Anne Lazar shared, “I am thrilled to welcome Noemi to the Driehaus Foundation. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will support the expansion of our grantmaking across all areas of giving.”

Ms. Garcia has spent the entirety of her career working in Chicago. She comes to the role with extensive experience in grantmaking and program design, most recently serving as the Program Manager for the Chicago Prize at the Pritzker Traubert Foundation. Previously, Ms. Garcia served as the Director, Consulting Services with the Arts & Business Council of Chicago. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

The selection of Ms. Garcia is the culmination of a search led with Koya Partners, an executive recruiting firm that specializes in mission-driven search.

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