The Development Leadership Consortium (DLC) is an organization whose mission is to mentor fundraising professionals who are new to the field and to engage them throughout their careers, encouraging their growth into committed, connected leaders of the Chicagoland philanthropic community and beyond.

We encourage you to review our fellowship and public program offerings. Applications for fellowship programs are accepted through June 1st of each year and programs begin in September. The Philanthropy Forecast is a public event that takes place on a bi-annual basis.

Call for Board Nominations

The Development Leadership Consortium is calling for nominations for its Board of Directors. Directors of the Board should have completed one or both of the Annual and/or Management Fellows Programs, should demonstrate success in and a vested interest in furthering the development field.

This is an extremely exciting time to help take the reins in Chicago's most dynamic organization for development professionals. Our finances are sound, our demand for Annual and Management Fellows high, and our list of jobs to be done long.

Submit your nominations to Vice Chair, Erika Weiss Moczulewski, at



2019-20 Executive Committee

Chair – Kristin Pollock (MF 2011)
Chief Development Officer
New Schools for Chicago

Finance Chair – Joe Volin (MF 2018)
Director of Alumni Engagement
IIT Chicago Kent College of Law

Secretary - Mary C. K. Hayes (AF 2013)
Director of Special Events & Donor Relations
School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Admissions Chair – Alex Field (AF 2015)
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Shedd Aquarium

Annual Fellows Liaisons - Kelly Pearson (AF 2017)
Donor Relations Officer, Individual Giving
The Resurrection Project

and Emily Summers (AF 2017)
Associate Director of Major Gifts
University of Chicago

Management Fellows Liaisons – Richard Coplan (MF 2016)
Director of Individual Giving
Youth Guidance

and Jamie Revord (MF 2013)
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
The Rotary Foundation

Communications Chair – Rory Pavach (AF 2014)
Senior Associate Director of College Development
University of Chicago

Social Media Chair – Emily Summers (AF 2017)
Associate Director of Major Gifts
University of Chicago

Alumni and Events Committee Chair – Claire Gilpin (AF 2015)
Director of Development, UIC Business
University of Illinois at Chicago


Mollie Anderson (AF 2015)
Chief Development Officer
Chicago Literacy Alliance

Carrie Casper (MF 2015)
Assistant Vice President, Advancement
Illinois Institute of Technology

Cory King (AF 2001)
President and CEO
Kittleman & Associates, LLC

Kevin Mork (MF 2016)
Director of Development,
Legal Council for Health Justice

Courtney Shupryt (MF 2018)
Campaign Manager
Ounce of Prevention Fund

DLC Board Emeriti

Clyde Watkins*

Kirsten Andersen (AF 2009)*

Kristy Conway (MF 2013)

Steve George (MF 2011)

Julia Grant (MF 2011)*

Eric Horner (AF 2008, MF 2009)

Alex Kapordelis (AF 2014)

Jonathan Kinkley (MF 2011)

David Korajczyk (AF 1996, MF 2009)* 

Kate Lorenz (AF 2004)*

Erika Weiss Moczulewski (AF 2013)

Ken Modzelewski (AF 2001)*

Sarah Cady Morris (AF 2003, MF 2007)*

Jennifer L. Mullman (AF 2003, MF 2007)*

Sarah Anne Rathbone (AF 2004)*

Heather Duncan Simpson (AF 1995)*

Jennifer Van Valkenberg (MF 2008)

Courtney Weeks (AF 2007, MF 2009)*

 Kim Whalen (AF 1995)