Caren Croland Yanis

Director, Philanthropy at Diamond Wealth Strategies

Caren Croland Yanis

Caren Croland Yanis

Director, Philanthropy at Diamond Wealth Strategies

Overview
Career Highlights

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation
Oprah's Angel Network

RelSci Relationships

794

Number of Boards

10

Relationships
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Vice Chairman at Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

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President, Mondelez International Foundation at Mondelez International, Inc.

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Director at Jewish Funders Network

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Managing Director at Frederick Henry Prince Testamentary Trust

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Office Managing Partner, Chicago & Oak Brook at Crowe LLP

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Chief Financial Officer at American Board of Medical Specialties

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President & Trustee at The Poetry Foundation

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Former Vice President/General Counsel at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

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Founder at The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

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President, United States at The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Inc.

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Caren Croland Yanis
Director, Philanthropy at Diamond Wealth Strategies
Education
Degree in Broadcast Journalism

Emerson College is a private coeducational university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a "school of oratory," Emerson is "the comprehensive college or university in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context". Offering over three dozen degree programs in the area of Arts and Communication, the college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Memberships
President's Circle Member
Current

Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

Certified Advisor
Current

Established in 2002, 21/64 has evolved from a program with the Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies into an independent nonprofit practice providing multigenerational advising, facilitation and training for next generation engagement, especially within family philanthropy and other family enterprises. They specialize in serving families with funds, foundations or other family enterprises as well as wealth and philanthropy advisors so that multiple generations can work, give and serve together more effectively.

Career History
Executive Director
Prior

Oprah's Angel Network used to provide grants to organizations and operates projects. It also provided basic human needs and regaining dignity, focuses on women, children and families, education and literacy, relief and recovery; youth and community development. The company was founded in 1998 and was headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President
2009 - Prior

In 2009, after more than 60 years of family grant-making under the name Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) was developed to represent an array of family grantmaking practices.

Executive Director
Prior

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa is a female boarding school founded in January 2007 and located in Henley on Klip near Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. The academy was founded by Oprah Winfrey with the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds. Through personal donations made by Ms. Winfrey, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation contributed more than US$40 million toward the Academy's creation. The Foundation will continue to operate the school and its boarding facilities. The Foundation is a Section 21A company registered in South Africa, as well as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and a US 501(c)(3).

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Current

The Donors Forum of Chicago is a nonprofit membership association of Chicago-area grantmakers, individual donors and advisors whose mission is to advance philanthropy. The organization Promotes and fosters relationships between grantmakers, nonprofits and the community at large.It Provides more than 100 networking events and educational and professional development workshops throughout the year.It Offers information resources on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector through their research and communications projects and the Donors Forum Library. It Serves as a forum and voice for grantmakers and nonprofits through special events, advocacy work, and special projects.

Trustee
2016 - Current

The Poetry Foundation operates as a poetry promoting firm and provides publishing services. The company was founded by Harriet Monroe in 1912 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Vice President & Assistant Secretary
2009 - Current

In 2009, after more than 60 years of family grant-making under the name Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) was developed to represent an array of family grantmaking practices.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$250 - $499
2018

Star island corporation has been operating since 1915 ASA religious and educational conference center. Our vision: To create on Star Island an environment that frees all who come to renew spiritually, explore matters of consequence, and gain knowledge about the world as it might ideally be. Our mission: To own and maintain Star Island and such other property as the Corporation may hold or acquire, as a center for religious, educational, and kindred purposes consistent with the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Our commitment to sustainability: Our four strategic goals (Community, Economic, Environmental, Stewardship) share the common purpose of achieving the sustainability and enhancing the vitality of Star Island. We choose them as areas of emphasis within the three-year time frame of this plan because they are particularly important and timely in furthering this purpose.

$1 - $999
2017

Merit School of Music provides access to high-quality music education so that Chicago's driven young musicians can experience the transformative power of mentorship, community, and song.

$2,500 - $4,999
2016

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

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