Frank Baiocchi | Executive Director
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Frank Baiocchi has served as the Executive Director of the Johnson Family Foundation since June 2018. He is currentlyon the board of directors for the Movement Advancement Project and Hoenig ArtistFund and on advisory committees for the Rights, Faith and Democracy Collaborative, the Fund for a Safer Future, and the Piper Fund. Previously, Frank led grant-making programs in youth and family services, community-based health, the arts, and organizational development during 13 years at the Polk Bros. Foundation in Chicago. He has led many collaborative sector-enhancing initiatives, including the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, the Creative Schools Fund, Point-the-Way, the development of Polk Bros Park, and multiple projects with Chicago Public Schools. Frank served on the boards of Ingenuity (which he co-founded), the ACLU of Illinois, and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education; led the Illinois chapters of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Funders for LGBTQ Issues; and was on grant-making committees for the Mission Sustainability Initiative, Country Financial Bank, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Foundation for Women, and Crown Family Philanthropies. He is the recipient of awards for fostering effective community partnerships from Mutual of America, Chicago Innovation, and The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence and was named a “Champion of Children” by Lawrence Hall Youth Services. Prior to his career in philanthropy, Frank was an artist who performed in the Broadway production of “Miss Saigon” and in theaters across the country. Frank is a graduate of The University of Chicago and New York University and has taught semester-long courses in philanthropy and leadership at DePaul University and Loyola University. He lives in the New York City area with his husband and two daughters.