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Lona Slaughter

Director of Development

Lona Slaughter

Director of Development

What’s your best advice for your younger self?

Don’t be afraid to take up space and be you! There is more than enough room in this world to be who you want to be and to do what you want to do. You’re unique in the fact that there will always only be one YOU! So, please be bold, reach for the stars, and shine!

About Lona Slaughter

Lona Slaughter has 15 years of fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector working in different capacities. She has a passion for service and has spent most of her career advocating on behalf of underserved youth.

Over the years, Lona has worked with organizations including La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Glenwood Academy, American Cancer Society, The Imagine Fund, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Johnson Center for Philanthropy, and more.

Originally from the south side of Chicago, Lona is proud to be home and continue her work in the city. She has a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration and a bachelor of arts in communications and public relations. She also has national certification in nonprofit management and leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

In her free time, Lona loves being a fun auntie, spending time with family and friends, and all things fitness. She loves being a feminine force in the gym.

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