Dear friends and partners,

 

Please join us in welcoming two new members to the Hunter Family Foundation (HFF) team! Asia Canady is our Program and Partnerships Manager, and Satori Bailey is our Program and Impact Manager. Their new positions will help HFF maximize efforts to understand and solve social problems, strengthen assets, drive innovation, and use our collective resources more strategically. Asia will guide our Education and Environment granting programs and Satori will shepherd our Workforce Development and Health granting programs. Satori and Asia will also co-create and engage in exciting collaborative opportunities to enhance and sustain community systems. We look forward to their compassionate and thoughtful leadership, which they have demonstrated throughout their careers.

 

Prior to joining HFF, Satori (she/her) served as the Illinois Executive Director at America Needs You (ANY), where she led the growth and expansion of the Illinois site’s career development fellowship program for first-generation college students. Prior to ANY, Satori served as the Director of Asset Building Programs at the Center for Economic Progress, where she led the state’s largest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program serving over 18,000 individuals and families across the state of Illinois. She developed an innovative tax savings program and volunteer-led financial coaching program that were nationally recognized. She was also a proud Steering Committee member of the national Taxpayer Opportunity Network organized by Prosperity Now. Satori received her bachelor’s degree in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. 

 

Asia (she/her) previously served as the Chief of Staff at the Chicago Public Education Fund, an early childhood legislative advocate in Illinois at Start Early, an elementary school teacher at the Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem in New York City, and an environmental policy specialist in California. Asia is the Vice-Chair of the Associates Board of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, an alumna of the Chicago chapter of the New Leaders Council, and an inaugural Rustandy Center Non-Profit Strategy and Finance fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College, a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. 

 

Below are brief notes of introduction from Satori and Asia. We are thrilled to work with them and can’t wait for you to get to know them.

 

Sincerely,

The Hunter Family Foundation Board of Directors

Frank Baiocchi, Executive Director

 

My personal mantra: When I was in the classroom, I focused on preparing my students for the world. Now that I have transitioned out of the classroom, my mission centers on preparing the world for them. 

I am incredibly grateful to join Frank, Satori, and the Hunter family to support communities in building systems that will allow them to thrive! This work--our work—is as much personal as it is professional, for me and I am eager to join all of you the process of co-creation, collaboration, and community building. ~Asia (asia@hunterfamilyfoundation.org

 

I am thrilled to be joining the HFF team and community to help build a more equitable and just world for us all. I look forward to being a partner in this important work, with everyone from students and teachers to program directors and peer funders, as we learn, strategize, and execute together to create the sustainable change and collective impact we need. ~ Satori (satori@hunterfamilyfoundation.org