Amy Funk brings over two decades of high energy, results-driven leadership in the nonprofit sector to her clients. Her background includes extensive board development, recruitment, and capital campaign experience. She has a passion for reinventing processes and has worked in organizations with budgets ranging from $1.2 to $40 million in the performing arts, healthcare and human services fields.
Amy began her nonprofit career at Sarasota Opera, serving as Campaign Manager for the public phase of their $20 million capital campaign. Amy also helped oversee a $12 million capital campaign at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter (now JourneyCare) while running their annual giving program. As the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, she crafted the initial roll out of a $4 million capital campaign for the Sage Y. During this time, she also engaged board members and executive directors across seven YMCA centers to expand local board membership and giving.
She returned to the performing arts sector at Florida Grand Opera, where she was recruited to build a development team from the ground up. Here, she conducted stakeholder interviews to ensure that the organization’s strategic plan aligned with donor expectations. She most recently served as the Chief Development Director at Have Dreams, an autism resource organization. In this role, she revitalized the board of directors and spearheaded a 5-year strategic plan.
Prior to entering the nonprofit field, she made strides in the corporate HR sector, leading recruitment searches for companies such as MBNA America and GE Capital.
Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Millikin University and earned a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, with distinction, from DePaul University in June 2012. She serves on the Peer Mentoring Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter. She also leads the Annual Fellows Program of the Development Leadership Consortium, which introduces new development professionals to the philanthropic community in Chicago.