Kim Grigsby

The Ignition Community Glass (ICG) Board of Directors has named R. Kimberly “Kim” Grigsby as the new Executive Director.

Headshot of Kim

As ICG faces the challenges and opportunities ahead, Kim Grigsby (Click here to read Kim’s bio) brings her collaborative leadership style, commitment of accountability to the community, and proven record of program and funding development to her new role as Executive Director and vision for redefining “possible.”

Kim is a highly adept nonprofit leader with a background steeped in organizational advancement, community building, and a passion for youth development and the arts. Entering our second decade serving Chicago youth, Kim joins ICG at a pivotal time offering innovative thinking and strategic strength to expand our infrastructure and further our reach.

Trish Atha, ICG Founder and Board President

Kim’s 15 years of skillful nonprofit impact and experience fostering partnerships and transformative initiatives, will ground ICG’s mission of providing transformative glass art STEM + SEL learning experiences to youth from underserved communities. Priorities will include building new partnerships, cultivating new funding resources, fostering immediate and long-term goals, and exploring opportunities to expand beyond our current footprint.

“The next decade of ICG will be about building capacity, centering our processes, and re-imagining our impact in our post-COVID environment,” says Grigsby. “I’m excited roll up my sleeves to be a part the wonderful work at ICG.”

We look forward to this next chapter of ICG’s impact, and thank you for your continued support and interest in our mission.  Join us in welcoming Kim to our community family!

Ignition Community Glass (ICG) Board of Directors