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President's Message

Shannon B. Staton
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I am honored to serve as President of the Monarch Awards Foundation.


We are intentional and persistent in our efforts to provide programs that matter and make a difference in various communities in Chicago. As the Monarch Awards Foundation fosters partnerships with other organizations, donors, and sponsors, we work to make meaningful contributions and help improve the lives of those who directly benefit from our programs, scholarships, and charitable donations.


We strategically collaborate and serve organizations locally and globally that align with our mission. During uncertain and tumultuous times, we continue to reimagine how we engage in our communities and diligently work to implement programs that enhance and improve the lives of others.


We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our events, our impact in the communities that we serve, and how you can join us in making a difference in Chicago and throughout the world.


Shannon B. Staton​

Board of Directors

Shannon B. Staton


Jennifer Ellis-Jackson

Vice President/Program Chairman

Shawnice Hubbard


Mia Cross

Recording Secretary

DeShonda Sisco

Corresponding Secretary

Paulette Phillips


Latasha Posey

Financial Secretary

Sydney Adams

Treasurer, Xi Nu Omega

Cheryl Toles

Ivy Leaf Reporter, Xi Nu Omega


Members at Large


Committee Chairman







Ieshe Washington

Laticia Palm

Andreal Neal

Shawnice Hubbard

Sheila Tyler Smith

Victoria Lloyd

Rosalind Agee

Baronica Roberson

Kiecha Joseph

Elizabeth Chambers

Michele Rhymes



Public Relations





Connection and Social Action

Michele Rhymes
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