Team Member


Ada Slagis

Executive Assistant

Ada is responsible for providing administrative, research, and communications support to the executive director. She manages the website and foundation-wide communications with grantees and partners.

She joined the Foundation in 2014 where she was the Program Administrator for the Elgin grantmaking program and a founding member of Elgin Gives, a collaboration between nonprofits, the City of Elgin, and the business community to create a giving day for the city. She is co-chair of Peak Grantmaking Midwest chapter membership committee and former co-chair of its communications committee.

Ada was raised in upstate New York and later moved to Chicago working to support the passage of the Illinois Clean Water Act. She found a niche working in family owned and operated businesses with strong community ties. Her roles supported executives leading operations, sales, marketing, and customer service teams.