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, Kristin Pollock, at



2017-18 Executive Committee

Chair Steve George (MF 2011)
Assistant Dean of Advancement
College of Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago

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

Finance Chair/Treasurer – Alex Kapordelis (AF 2014)
Director of Corporate Partnerships
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation

Secretary - Erika Weiss Moczulewski (AF 2013)
Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
Roosevelt University


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

and Carrie Casper (MF 2015)
Senior Director, Campaign and Donor Engagement
Illinois Institute of Technology

Annual Fellows Liaison - Mollie Anderson (AF 2015)
Senior Campaign Associate
ACLU of illinois

Management Fellows Liaison – Kristy Conway (MF 2013)
Director of Foundation & Government Relations
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

and Carrie Casper (MF 2015)
Senior Director, Campaign and Donor Engagement
Illinois Institute of Technology

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

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

Assistant Finance Chair – Cory King (AF 2001)
President and CEO
Kittleman & Associates, LLC

Alumni and Events Committee Chair – Sarah Klein (MF 2013)
Director of Donor Relations & Communications
American College of Surgeons Foundation


Richard Coplan (MF 2016)
Director of Individual Giving
Youth Guidance

Claire Gilpin (AF 2015)
Associate Director of Annual Giving
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Mary C. K. Hayes (AF 2013)
Associate Director of Special Events
The Art Institute of Chicago

Stephanie Geier (MF 2013)
Associate Director of Development
YearUp Chicago

Kelly Pearson (AF 2017)
Senior Resource Development Associate, Foundation and Corporate Relations
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

Dawn Reese (MF 2017)
Director of Strategy
The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education

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

Carlos D. Terrazas (AF 2011, MF 2012)
Senior Director of Reunions
Northwestern University

Cameron Watkins  (AF 2007)
Director of Alumni Relations
Fenwick High School


DLC Board Emeriti

Clyde Watkins*
Chairman, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt LLC
Founder of the Development Leadership Consortium

Kirsten Andersen (AF 2009)*
Associate Counsel
Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt, LLC

Julia Grant (MF 2011)*
Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts
Northwestern University

Eric Horner (AF 2008, MF 2009)
Director of Digital Engagement
Northwestern University

Jonathan Kinkley (MF 2011)
Manager of Development
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College

David Korajczyk (AF 1996, MF 2009)* 
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
American Academy of Pediatrics

Kate Lorenz (AF 2004)*
Executive Director
Hyde Park Art Center

Ken Modzelewski (AF 2001)*
Senior Campaign Strategist
The Trust for Public Land

Sarah Cady Morris (AF 2003, MF 2007)*
Chief Advancement Officer
Singapore American University

Jennifer L. Mullman (AF 2003, MF 2007)*
Director of Development, University Library
Northwestern University

Sarah Anne Rathbone (AF 2004)*
Campaign Manager
Ostara Group

Heather Duncan Simpson (AF 1995)*
Chief Development Officer
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois

Courtney Weeks (AF 2007, MF 2009)*
Executive Director of Major Gifts, Feinberg
Northwestern University