Shnesa Wiggins

Chair | Programming & Secretary of the board

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Shnesa Wiggins has worked in the Commercial Financing Industry for over 10 years. Her foundation started with Aries Capital, LLC a nationwide commercial financing intermediary in downtown Chicago. Shnesa is a mother of two beautiful girls, whom she describes as her pride and joy. She was raised on the West Side of Chicago in the Austin Community where she has witnessed many changes throughout time. She graduated from Fredrick Douglass Middle School and Austin Community Academy. Afterward, she attended the University of Minnesota to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration.

Throughout Shnesa’s career, she has demonstrated to employers, friends, family, and her community to have an exceptional ability to meet all tasks and goals. She has a proven record of doing so with professionalism, pride, dignity, and honesty. Her passion for the lives of the youth of Chicago, stems from losing a sibling to street violence. Throughout her community service efforts, she has held many positions including Event Chair, Fund Raising Coordinator, Executive Administrator, Member Coordinator, Development, and Mentor. Shnesa has developed various programs to assist in violence prevention, health and wellness, community interaction and much more. She has planned several events which have generated approximately $80,000+ across several organizations.

Guided by her passion for youth development in her community, Shnesa has volunteered on several boards to help rebuild communities and bring better opportunities for youth. Currently, Shnesa is the Development and Programming Chair for A Boy and His Dream Foundation and Development / Events Chair of Project Exploration Jr. board. She understands the urgency of the youth and families today, so she has used her past years of experience volunteering with different organization, and helping youth with a variety of needs in her own neighborhood to use in her everyday life. Her motto is “I am the change; one person can make a difference and that person is me!”