CHICAGO, Ill. – The first meeting of the Development Leadership Consortium’s 2019 class of Annual Fellows was held on September 27th, 2018 at The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation. The class of 20 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 and Chairman Lloyd A. Fry III. 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.
This is the DLC's second year under the direction of Amy Funk, Vice President of Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Prior, the program has been run by Clyde Watkins and Nora Kyger, both of Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt.
The 2019 DLC Annual Fellows are:
- Alison Ricketts -- The Art Institute of Chicago
- Anastasia Schriber -- Respiratory Health Assocation
- Andleeb Jawaid -- City Year Chicago
- Carlos A. Trejo -- Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
- Chrissy Gargano -- Growing Home, Inc.
- Elisabeth Loren -- Envision Unlimited
- Elizabeth Davis -- The Rotary Foundation
- Emma Walsh -- Chicago Commons
- Erica Kadel -- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- Frances Jones -- Make-A-Wish Illinois
- Jay Webster -- LEAP (Language Empowers All People)
- Kristyn Rein -- Fenwick High School
- Laura Raymond -- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Leah Bobbey -- Lyric Opera of Chicago
- Matt Campion -- University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
- Melissa Anson -- All Chicago Making Homelessness History
- Michael Rashid -- Emerald City Theatre
- Michaela Smith -- University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business
- Tracy Woodley -- OneGoal
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.