Emme Veenbaas

Development & Communications Coordinator

Emme Veenbaas joined the CBF staff January 2019 and currently serves as the Development & Communications Coordinator. In this role, Emme supports the overall development, financial, and communications efforts of the CBF through her work on the CBF Investing in Justice Campaign, CBF events, and management of the CBF’s social media and email communications.

Prior to joining the CBF, Emme interned at the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, where she gained valuable development experience while using her writing background to help with the Foundation’s newsletter and marketing efforts.

Emme earned her M.A. in Women’s & Gender Studies at DePaul University while also serving as a Service Learning Coordinator at the Steans Center. She received her B.A. from Hope College in 2016.

When she’s not at the CBF, Emme enjoys exploring the Chicago food scene and finding local hiking spots. She currently resides in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood with her cat, Thumbelina.