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The Development Leadership Consortium Announces the 2020 Class of Annual Fellows

The 2020 Class of DLC Annual Fellows with Umni Song, President of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

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.

This is the DLC’s third year under the direction of Amy Funk, Senior Vice President of Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Previously, the program has been run by Clyde Watkins and Nora Kyger, both of Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt.

The 2020 DLC Annual Fellows are:

  • Abby Siwak — Shedd Aquarium
  • 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. 

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