Our Mission

The Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG) is a statewide coalition committed to expanding access to the tools families need to build financially secure futures. We advocate for policy and program solutions that address the growing racial wealth divide, and we provide technical assistance to help organizations across Illinois build and strengthen their financial empowerment programs. 

IABG is a project of Heartland Alliance.

Our Partners

IABG partners are community leaders, service providers, researchers, advocates, and financial institutions committed to promoting solutions to the racial wealth divide and expanding savings opportunities for Illinois families.

 

Check out our list of partners.

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Meet Our Team

Amy Eisenstein

Coalition Manager

Steering Committee

Liliana Olayo

Parent Leader

Representing POWER-PAC

Alexandria Cummings

Director of Financial Inclusion

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Brent Adams

Senior Vice President of Policy and Communication

Woodstock Institute

Geraldine "Geri" Sanchez Aglipay

Outreach Manager, Midwest and Greater Chicago

Small Business Majority

Jennifer McClain

Director, Financial Opportunities

LISC Chicago

Alison Leipsiger

Senior Associate Legislative Director

State Innovation Exchange

Dave Lowitzki

Founder

Lowitzki Consulting

Rosazlia Grillier

Parent Leader

Representing POWER-PAC

Ellen Schumer

Executive Director

COFI