Elspeth Revere

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Elspeth Revere is the founder and CEO of Ravenswood Consulting where she advises donors and nonprofits on effective philanthropy, strategic planning, and nonprofit management. Ms. Revere has recently focused on the role of the nonprofit interim executive director and is excited to be joining the Center for Neighborhood Technology in that capacity. She has previously worked as interim executive director with the Evanston Community Foundation, the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Facets Multimedia, and Kartemquin Films.

In 2015, Elspeth retired from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where she worked for over 24 years. As Vice President of Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives, her responsibilities included national support for journalism and media and Chicago support for the arts, as well as designing and implementing a changing set of special grantmaking initiatives on topics ranging from human rights to copyright to strengthening U.S. democracy.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Elspeth was President and CEO of the Woodstock Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization working to increase private sector investment in low-income neighborhoods; Director of Program Development for the city of Chicago's Department of Housing; and Senior Planner in the Department of Development and Planning. She also worked on community development projects in Guatemala.

Ms. Revere holds a master's degree in urban policy and planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She is a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago and serves on the Board of Directors of Kartemquin Educational Films.