HPCF Board of Directors Biography 

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Cookie Anspach Kohn

Cookie Anspach Kohn is pleased to be a member of the Highland Park Community Foundation as it seeks to address so many of the goals of what is most important to her and to work with a wonderful board and organizations to ameliorate the unmet needs of Highland Park and Highwood.

She attended Highland Park schools before attending Duke University (AB) and receiving an MA from Northwestern University. She taught school in Arlington Heights.

Board memberships have included Highland Park Community Nursery School and Day Care Center, Tri-Con Child Care Center (founding member and secretary), School District 107 and 113 (board member and president), Chicago Planned Parenthood, various Highland Park ad hoc committees, various boards of Duke University including the Executive Committee of the Duke Annual Fund (chairman), the Duke University Board of Trustees, the Duke Board of Trustees (executive committee), Board Liaison to the Athletic Council, and Chairman of the H. R. Committee of the Board of Trustees. Cookie is a current member of the Duke University Library Advisory Board and serves on the Advisory Board of Northwestern University School of Education and Socal Policy.

Cookie is co-director with her husband, Henry, of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., Highland Park.

Her family of two sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren are great reasons, she believes, for doing whatever she can to make this a better world.