Published November 7, 2013
Today nearly 200 development officers from across the city braved the rain and visited the the John G. Shedd Aquarium for this year’s DLC Philanthropy Forecast, The Next Generation of Philanthropy. DLC Management Fellows Program Facilitator and chief advancement officer for the Urban Education Institute at University of Chicago Tom Wick moderated a discussion about the evolving culture of philanthropy with special guests, Liz Lefkofsky, director of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Chuck Lewis, chairman of the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation. Thank you for coming and enjoy pictures from the event below!
Published October 28, 2013
Tickets are selling fast to the DLC Philanthropy Forecast, if you haven’t already done so get yours from this webpage today! For those of you who have already bought your ticket and are making plans for the event, parking will be available in the Soldier Field north garage. For more information about getting to Shedd, please visit: www.sheddaquarium.org/getting_to_shedd.html.
Once you arrive, please enter via the South/Special Events entrance for registration. Day-of ticket purchase will be available.
Published October 4, 2013
Liz Lefkofsky: Liz is the Director of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a trust established in 2006 for the purpose of advancing high-impact programs, intiatives and research that enhance the quality of human life in the communities we serve. Ms. Lefkofsky is also the founder of the Lollipop Gang, an organization that teaches children the value of philanthropy. In addition, Ms. Lefkofsky is the Managing Director of Orange Media, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investments in the technology sector. Prior to Orange Media, Ms. Lefkofsky worked for a variety of non-profit organizations including gallery 37, The near South Planning Board/Printers Row Book Fair and the American Brain Tumor Association. M.s Lefkofsky is currently on the board of several organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Teach for America Chicago, Young Woman’s Leadership Charter School, Ravinia and Human Rights Watch.
Charles Ashby (Chuck) Lewis:
Chuck is chairman of the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation. He is a retired Vice Chairman of Investment Banking of Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Lewis is a Trustee of the University of Chicago and is active with the University’s Urban Education Institute and is a member of the Governing Board of the University’s Charter School. He is a member of the visiting committees to the Division of the Social Sciences and to the College at the University. In addition, Chuck is a Life Trustee of Amherst and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; a member of the Panel of Judges for The Purpose Prize; and a Life Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Illinois Chapter. He is also a former director of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International and a former trustee of the Ravinia Festival.
Chief Advancement Officer of University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and has spent over 25 years in higher education fundraising and alumni relations. Before arriving at the University of Chicago in 2004, Wick worked at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Lake Forest College, Macalester College, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education in positions that ranged from Director of the Annual Fund, Director of Development, Associate Vice President of Development, and Dean of Development and Alumni Relations. In each role, Wick worked closely with trustees, the president, volunteers, and colleagues to raise the resources the institution needed to fulfill its mission more effectively. Tom Wick is the founding facilitator of the Management Fellows Program for the Development Leadership Consortium.
Published September 26, 2013
DLC 2013 Forecast: The Next Generation of Philanthropy
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Speakers: Liz Lefkofsky and Chuck Lewis
Moderator: Tom Wick
Location: John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
More details coming soon!
Published September 12, 2013
Please watch for more information about this fall’s upcoming 2013 Philanthropy Forecast, a breakfast event where we will explore the topic of Cultivating the Next Generation of Philanthropy. The discussion will pair one or more next generation philanthropist from the Chicago area with one or more seasoned philanthropists for a discussion on the changing culture of philanthropy in Chicago and the best way to mentor and develop the next generation of philanthropists. More info about past Forecast’s is here.
Published September 12, 2013
The DLC is delighted to announce participants in the 2013-2014 Annual and Management Fellows programs. Participants in each group are as follows:
Annual Fellows: Mark Carbonara, Kathryn Duval, Elizabeth Gordon, Alex Kapordelis, Stephanie Lazarus, Alex Myakova, Rory Pavach, Kate Solis, Katie Stango, Tracy Ten Eyck, Maura Cook, Megan Ratchford, Kendria Perry-Madden, Leslie Rhoton, Vatonna Dunn, Robert Turpin
Management Fellows: JC Aevaliotis, Lauren Dillon, Alex Kwak, Carie Lovstad, Shana Melanson, Mitchell Neubert, Emad Rahim, Ryan Sedgwick, Steve Solomon, Danielle Ward