United Way of Metro Chicago
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Public Programming
Anna Lee is United Way of Metro Chicago’s Vice President of Initiatives and Public Programming. In this role, Anna works with community leaders, public sector partners, donors, and academic institutions in innovative efforts to build a stronger region.
Prior to United Way, Anna was at The Chicago Community Trust as a Senior Director of Community Impact where she led The Trust’s Addressing Critical Needs strategy. Under Anna’s direction, this grantmaking strategy responded to the region’s most urgent needs and advanced policies and practices in strengthening the human service sector.
Anna earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Boston College and master’s degrees in divinity and public policy, both from the University of Chicago. Anna is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and serves on the boards of Forefront and Disability Lead.
Anna is a proud daughter of Korean immigrants. She enjoys exploring and learning from cities, especially her beloved Chicago. She resides in the West Ridge neighborhood with her family.