Special Assistant to President
Tasasha Henderson is currently Special Assistant to the President at Grand Victoria Foundation. She provides high-level executive support and management to advance the Foundation’s mission in the areas of board management and governance, external relations, strategic initiatives, grantmaking, and learning and culture development.
She has experience in fundraising, program development, and communications. Prior to joining Grand Victoria Foundation, she spent 7 seven years as a grants manager, raising over $2.2 million for various social service organizations in Chicago. She has also worked as a freelance writer, with a focus on racial and gender justice issues.
Tasasha is passionate about creating a different world that is rooted in the values of justice, liberation, humanity, and love. She has worked to contribute to creating this new world as a long-time member of Love & Protect, a grassroots collective that supports women and gender nonconforming survivors of interpersonal violence who are facing criminalization. She is also a co-chair of the Racial Equity & Social Justice committee of Chicago Women in Philanthropy and co-chair of the Women of Color United Giving Council at Chicago Foundation for Women.
Tasasha has a Master of Science degree in Public Service Management from DePaul University and Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/TV/Film from Indiana State University.