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Thank you to all who came out to the Continuing Fellows Reception & Presentation Last Night

Published April 1, 2014 

Yesterday, Clare Golla, Vice President with Bernstein Global Wealth Management, presented a talk titled “Position Yourself for Long-Term Success: Filling the Sustainability Gap with Fundraising” to DLC alumni and guests.  Clare yielded insights on workign with your CFO and the merits of aligning your fundraising goals with those of the finance team. The talk included an insightful Q & A. The event was generously hosted and sponsored byTer Molen Watkins & Brandt, LLC



2014-2015 Annual and Management Fellows Applications Now Available

Published April 1, 2014 

Interested in taking your career in development to the next level? The Development Leadership Consortium is proud to announce that applications for the 2014-2015 Annual and Management Fellows are now available. Learn more about the Annual Fellows here, and the Management Fellows here. We look forward to your applications -- the deadline is June 1!

Management Fellows' Open House!

Published April 1, 2014 

We invite interested candidates to attend an Open House on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Feinberg School of Medicine. It will be an informal opportunity to learn more about the program and to meet program facilitator, Tom Wick. To RSVP for the May 1st Open House, please contact Kristin Pollock at kristin.pollock@gmail.com. Kindly respond by April 25. 

2014-2015 Annual and Management Fellows Applications Now Available

Published April 1, 2014 

Interested  in  taking  your  career  in  development  to  the  next  level?  The  Development Leadership Consortium is proud to announce that applications for the 2014-2015 Annual and Management Fellows are now available. Learn more about the Annual Fellows here, and the Management Fellows here. We look forward to your applications — the deadline is June 1!

Management Fellows’ Open House!

Published March 31, 2014

We invite interested candidates to attend an Open House on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from6:30-7:30 PM at the Feinberg School of Medicine. It will be an informal opportunity to learn more about the program and to meet program facilitator, Tom Wick. To RSVP for the May 1st Open House, please contact Kristin Pollock at kristin.pollock@gmail.com. Kindly respond by April 25.

DLC Annual Continuing Fellows Reception & Presentation on Wed. April 9

Published November 7, 2013

As a development officer, it is important to your professional success to build credibility and rapport with the finance team at your institution – demonstrating basic knowledge of the interplay between these two worlds, and being able to “talk the talk” at a very high level.

Clare Golla, Vice President with Bernstein Global Wealth Management, will present “Position Yourself for Long-Term Success: Filling the Sustainability Gap with Fundraising.” Clare has also worked in development, and understands our role as well as that of our CFOs.  Come explore ways to better integrate and align your fundraising goals with those of the finance team you work with every day.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
5:30pm: Reception and Connections (Wine, beer, soft drinks and light appetizers)
6:15pm: Presentation
6:45pm – 7:30pm:  More informal conversation

WHERE:
Two North Riverside Plaza, 24th Floor (Madison and Canal Streets)

Please select from the following tickets (Tickets will also be available at the door):

Sponsored by
Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt, LLC
Official Sponsors of the DLC

Thank You for Coming to the 2013 Philanthropy Forecast!

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!

Directions on Arriving and Checking in to the DLC Forecast

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.

Buy Your Ticket to the DLC 2013 Forecast Today

Published October 4, 2013

Tickets are now available to attend the 2013 DLC Philanthropy Forecast, a networking breakfast reception and discussion from 8:30 – 10:00am on Wednesday,  November 6th at the  John G. Shedd Aquarium. Join the Development Leadership Consortium (DLC) and development officers from across the city for this year’s Forecast. Titled The Next Generation of Philanthropy, the Forecast will address the evolving culture of philanthropy, and the best ways to mentor and develop the next generation of philanthropists. DLC Management Fellows Program Facilitator and chief advancement officer for the Urban Education Institute at University of Chicago Tom Wick will moderate a discussion with our special guests, Liz Lefkofsky, director of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, and Chuck Lewis, chairman of the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation. Read more about the DLC Forecast and speakers here and follow the DLC blog here. Tickets are now available and are $25 for DLC alumni and $35 for the public.  Please select from the following:

Non-Alum Ticket $35.00
Alumni Ticket $25.00

Meet the 2013 DLC Forecast Panelists

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.

Tom Wick: Tom is 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.

Save the Date for the DLC 2013 Philanthropy Forecast November 6th!

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!

DLC Forecast

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.



Announcing 2013-2014 Management and Annual Fellows

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

Management Fellows Class of 2013

Published September 12, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Management Fellows who celebrated successful completion of their program this past spring! The Fellows were joined by a community of alumni and program guest speakers to hail their accomplishments. The 2013 class includes Rudy Ash, Jennifer Beightley, Kristy Conway, Cayce Dumont, Stephanie Thies Geier, Sarah Klein, Courtney Kohout, Stephanie Oberhausen, Jamie Revord and Terri Scales.

Congrats to the 2013 Annual Fellows!

Published June 25, 2013

This year’s Annual Fellows class recently joined the ranks of the Development Leadership Consortium community of alumni. The class of 2013 gathered at the home of Annual Fellows Facilitator Nora Kyger, Senior Vice President at Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt LLC. The 2013 class includes Kelly Albrecht, Sean Allen, Margot Buermann, Annie Carter, Ellen Clarke, Sasha Doyle-Weiss, Lisa Dutton, Mary Hayes, Lauren Kreibich, Samantha Kyrkostas, Andrea Minor, Nikki Morton, Mary Penn, Marie Roth, Joe Villinski, Erica Weiss, and Monica Wojtyna. Congratulations Annual Fellows!

Management Fellows Open House May 14th

Published April 24, 2013

Are you ready to take the next step in your development career? The Management Fellows program prepares emerging development leaders with industry knowledge and confidence to take their career to the next level. Please join us for an Open House to learn more about the 2013-14 Management Fellows program.

Tuesday, May 14th
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
420 E. Superior St., Rubloff Building
9th floor, Lake Shore Conference Room.

Brief presentation will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.

The Open House is an opportunity for you to meet past Management Fellows participants, network with board members, and talk about the program with facilitator Tom Wick, Chief Advancement Officer, Urban Education Institute, University of Chicago.

Please R.S.V.P. by May 10 to Kristin Pollock at kpollock@sheddaquarium.org.

Read more about the Program and submit your application today!

DLC HAPPY HOUR 4/4:

Published March 12, 2013

Join the DLC for post-work drinks and casual networking on Thursday, April 4th at 6pm. Alumni and friends of the DLC alike are invited to come to Timothy O’Tooles at 622 N. Fairbanks, where the DLC will have a private room reserved. Connect with fellow alumni and former colleagues while making new connections. See you there!  

2013-2014 DLC Management Fellows and Annual Fellows Applications Live (June 1, 2013 DEADLINE)

Published March 12, 2013

Annual Fellows is an intermediate professional development program that helps prepare development officers in the early and intermediate stages of their career in advancement for success in their ongoing service to the non-profit community. The program is facilitated by Nora Kyger, Senior Vice President at Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt LLC. Fellows meet from 6-9 p.m., one day per month for 9 months, September through June. The 2013-2014 fee of $350 covers all expenses except transportation and includes meals. Some scholarships are also available. Learn more and access the application here.

Management Fellows is an advanced professional fellowship program that will help prepare new generations of non-profit managers to lead with confidence and knowledge. The program is facilitated by Tom Wick, Chief Advancement Officer, University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute. The program meets for ten sessions, September through June, from 6–9 p.m., one Thursday per month. The 2013-2014 fee of $1,000 for each participant covers all expenses except transportation. Learn more and access the application here.


Clyde Watkins Outline from Continuing Ed. Event Now Available

Published February 10, 2013

Please click HERE to access Networking with a Purpose, Clyde Watkins’ outline from the inaugural DLC Continuing Education event, Professional Networking in the Social Media Era on January 31st. SocialRaise‘s Kevin LaManna has also made available his presentation about how technology can help build your brand HERE.

More Pics from DLC Continuing Ed. Event: Professional Networking in the Social Media Era

Published February 4, 2013