Team Member


Mary Ellen Prischman

Manager of Accounting and Operations

Mary Ellen joined the Foundation in 2009 after working many years in the graphic arts sector where she started as a technician in photography and lithography and moved into the graphic design field as an office manager. She manages day-to-day operations and accounting for the Foundation, ensuring that the Foundation adheres to proper procedures and practices. In addition, her primary responsibilities include human resources, employee benefits, payroll, and information technology.

Mary Ellen has enjoyed working as a volunteer ESL teacher in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. She was a participant in the Crossroads Fund’s Giving Project, which brings together community building, political education, fundraising, and grantmaking for the benefit of groups organizing for racial, social, and economic justice.