About The Chicago Community Trust
As one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, The Chicago Community Trust unites donors, committed nonprofits, the public and private sectors, and caring residents to effect lasting change that makes the Chicago region better for all. The Trust offers multiple ways for donors and their professional advisors to connect their philanthropy to impact, including donor advised funds, endowed funds, supporting organizations, impact investing, and charitable estate planning services. After over a century of addressing the most critical needs facing the Chicago region, in 2019, the Trust announced it would focus its attention over the next decade on working to close Chicago’s growing racial and ethnic wealth gap.
For more information on the Trust, please visit their website.
Reporting to President & CEO Andrea Sáenz, the Chief Philanthropy Officer will work with the leadership team, Board Philanthropic Services Committee, and staff to develop new asset development and philanthropic strategies. The CPO will interact with a variety of constituent groups to build and maintain strong personal relationships who wish to utilize the Trust in plans for charitable giving. The CPO will promote the Trust to new audiences and prospects, generating new interest and support for the organization, and increasing the depth and breadth of private, individual, and institutional support.
An exceptional leader and collaborator, the CPO will supervise, inspire, and develop an engaged and dynamic Philanthropic Services team of fifteen. The CPO and team will partner together to plan and execute all fund development, donor engagement, and stewardship. The CPO will also play a pivotal role in enhancing the intraorganizational understanding of donor services, the endowment, and overall impact of the work of the Philanthropic Services team.
In alignment with the Trust’s strategy and goals, the CPO will be personally and professionally motivated to close the racial and ethnic wealth gap in Chicago.
Koya Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. Marissa Delgado, Judene Hylton, and Maureen Clancy are leading the engagement. To make recommendations or express interest in this opportunity, please submit your materials by filling out our Talent Profile or email CCTCPO@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
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