The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation is very pleased to welcome Audra Yokley as Program Associate in our Performing Arts Program. This is a new position for the foundation. Audra will provide support and guidance to applicants and grantees from theater programs in the Chicago area.
Audra brings a wealth of background and expertise to the foundation, including fundraising, administration, performing, teaching and directing. She is a specialist-in-training in the critical new field of intimacy choreography. Audra earned her M.F.A. in Theatre from Florida Atlantic University and B.A. in Theatre from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Most recently, Audra was the Assistant Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Texas at Austin, where she served as a key liaison between corporate and foundation partners and the schools’ programs, centers, and faculty. Her previous work in Chicago includes development positions at Chicago Opera Theater and All Stars Project of Chicago, as well as performing on stage at such venues as Shattered Globe Theatre and Moving Dock Theatre.
Audra is a great champion of the performing arts and is looking forward to uniting her passion for both theater and philanthropy. We look forward to Audra getting to know the many wonderful performing arts organizations the foundation supports.