CHICAGO, Ill. – The first meeting of the Development Leadership Consortium’s 2020 class of Annual Fellows was held on September 24th, 2019 at The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. The class of 18 Annual Fellows was selected from a highly competitive candidate pool of early career nonprofit development professionals.
During the first meeting of the year, the fellows met with Fry Foundation President Unmi Song. The Fellows will engage in a 9-month program where they will meet with industry leaders in the field and be immersed in many facets of philanthropy, including foundation giving, corporate giving, nonprofit recruitment, board membership, and capital campaign marketing.
Alan Ham — The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development
Ana Agarrat — Network for College Success at the University of Chicago
Andrae Laws — The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Anna del Castillo — Communities in Schools of Chicago
Arielle Jacobi — Art Institute of Chicago
Brad Talbot — Make-A-Wish Illinois
Claire Bowens — After School Matters
Cody Vermillion — Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Emily Pasteris — UIC School of Public Health
Hallie Witmer — Inspiration Corporation
Jameelah Adas — New Coast Foundation
Kathleen Walsh — Better Government Association
Kristen Bigham — Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lisa Polderman — The National Museum of Mexican Art
Marian Hillebrand — Museum of Contemporary Art
Meredith Mosbacher — Chicago Jesuit Academy
Roosevelt Moneham, III — Legacy Charter School
About the Development Leadership Consortium
The mission of the Development Leadership Consortium (DLC) is to mentor new fundraising professionals and to engage them throughout their careers, encouraging their growth into committed, connected leaders. Since its establishment, the DLC has grown from a small series with a focus on Chicago-based foundations to a volunteer-run 501c3 organization that offers two unique and highly competitive fellowship programs and offers a number of professional development events throughout the year. Learn more about the history of the DLC here.