Deputy Director, Grants | We Mean Business Coalition
Steve is Deputy Director, Grants for the We Mean Business Coalition. He was formerly Associate Director of Grants Management for the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Illinois where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the grants management team and advising staff on grants management, structure of grants, and regulatory compliance requirements; and helping to ensure that the right systems, processes, and practices are in place to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Foundation.
Steve earned his Bachelor of Administration in Finance from the University of the District of Columbia and his M.B.A. in Finance from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Through these educational and other experiences, Steve’s sense of social justice was solidified. He and his partner and wife Kimberly Casey, commit to making all decisions, big and small, with the community and its ongoing development in mind.
The Caseys are raising their two sons (Joel & Michael) in the Englewood community of Chicago. A homeowner and property owner in his neighborhood, Steve also is affiliated with numerous community-related activities and currently is on the Board of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. Named a German Marshall Fund Fellow in 2004, Steve spent time in Europe studying global economic, political, and social issues.
Term expires 2024.