Our Team

Our team at the CAFE brings a unique set of skills dedicated to ensuring that all Chicagoans, especially those in the most underserved communities, have access to the necessary resources to progress through life full of vision, confidence, and agency.


Liz Thompson

President, Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education

Don Thompson

Founder & CEO, Cleveland Avenue

Evette Williams

Chief of Staff, Cleveland Avenue

Joseph McCoy

Chief Strategist, Cleveland Avenue; Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila

Xavier Thompson

Workplace Experience Technology, BMO

Maya Thompson

Associate, Boston Consultant Group

Marguerite Griffin

Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services, Northern Trust
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