Director of Development
Sangini Brahmbhatt is the Director of Development at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago. She comes to the position with an enthusiasm for the organization and deep understanding of the philanthropic sector in Chicago. Most recently, Sangini served as the Development Director at Arts Alliance Illinois and previously held positions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Cares, and The Night Ministry.
Sangini is an alumni of Leadership in Democracy and Cultivate: Women of Color in Leadership programs. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation launched the Leadership in Democracy Program in 2020 with the goal to develop high-capacity civic leaders, representative of the communities they serve, who invite constituent participation and advocate for and implement inclusive policies. Cultivate seeks to build a cadre of emerging women of color leaders engaged in social, economic, and racial justice movements in Chicago’s region. She is also a committee member of Edgar Miller Legacy and emeritus board member of Latitude Chicago.
A first-generation Indian American and Chicago native, she resides in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood and is a novice art collector supporting Brown and Black artists. Sangini earned a BA from DePaul University in Chicago.