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Jihan Tchamba Diallo

Director of Grants and Sponsorships

Jihan Tchamba Diallo joined the 1871 events team in November 2015. In September 2018 Jihan became the Director of Grants and Sponsorships as a part of 1871’s Corporate Innovation Team.

With a passion for giving back, Jihan has spent the majority of her career working for non-profits. Prior to joining the 1871 team, Jihan was the Director of Special Events for the Arthritis Foundation in Peoria, IL where she coordinated races and fundraising events. Before that, Jihan was the Membership Specialist Lead for the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.

She began her career in hospitality, overseeing events for Stoney Creek Inn hotel in Peoria, and graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor of science degree in communication – public relations and minors in sociology and women’s studies.

As a Chicagoland native, Jihan is excited to be back in the Windy City. As an event planner with an entrepreneur’s spirit, she is thrilled to be part of the 1871 team.