Toni Smith


I lived in Lakeview for 30 years and spent those 30 years as a consultant with Spencer Stuart, a leading international executive search firm. For the last 15 years of my tenure there I was the partner in charge of its practice with not-for-profit clients. Working primarily with Boards of Directors and Trustees seeking new leadership for their organizations, I served over 200 nonprofit clients throughout the country and, occasionally, overseas. A sampling of the Chicago area clients with whom I worked include: The Field Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Family Services, Metropolitan Planning Council, Adler Planetarium, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra United Way of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, WBEZ WTTW/Channel 11, Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois, and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.

An alumna of Vassar College, I am an active Board member of One Hope United and a former Board member of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Network, Lakefront SRO and Associated Colleges of Illinois. I am a former Board Chair and current consultant at Executive Service Corps and former Advisory Board member and current volunteer at the Oriental Institute. I am now active at The Admiral where I serve on a number of committees and chair the Lifelong Learning Committee. I have been volunteering at Lakeview Pantry for about 10 years and love working with the other volunteers. I am also very proud of the service we provide – and the wonderful, welcoming space on Sheridan Road.

Lakeview Pantry Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With 3 food distribution programs that deliver more than 2.8 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year and social services that help clients achieve independence, Lakeview Pantry aims to end hunger for good. Make your impact today!

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