Angie Clay Thomas

Executive Director

Angie is the eldest grandchild of WLCSRF founder, William L. “Bill” Clay, Sr. Angie grew up and attended public schools in Silver Spring, MD. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Miami and a Master’s in Business Administration from American University. An activist at heart Angie has focused her professional and civic work on empowering people and motivating change through effective communication, strategic partnerships, and principled determination.

Angie brings a breadth of non-profit, private sector and public service experience to lead WLCSRF into its 4th decade of services, Next to being the first African American woman elected to the Kane County Board (IL’s 5th largest county) one of Angie’s most rewarding experiences was as a full-time substitute teacher.

“As I was teaching them the students were teaching me! Working to spark students’ interest in learning and seeing so many grow academically and personally was a privilege.”

Our Board

Reverend Willie E. Kilpatrick

Prince of Peace Church

Sgt. Misty Dobynes

(Vice President)
St. Louis Public Schools

Edward M. Blake

Bank of America

Stacy Lyles

Hazelwood School District

The Honoraable Lacy Clay


Carol A. Clay


Gwen Reed

Retired, Hazelwood School District

Dr. Carol Clay

Central State Hospital

The Honorable Bill Clay

Retired, U.S. Congress

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