Kelly Klein

Senior Consultant

Pronouns: she/her/hers
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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”

Henry David Thoreau

Kelly Klein brings more than 16 years experience in development, communications and consulting, personally having raised nearly $100 million collectively for social justice causes. Most recently, she served as Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository where she was a key team member for their $75 million capital campaign to renovate their building and construct a new meal preparation facility. Kelly crafted the messaging, guided donor strategy for top prospects and secured several five, six, and seven figure gifts for the campaign and annual fundraising.

Throughout her career, Kelly has gained broad development and leadership experience, including volunteer management, board development, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, major and planned gifts, capital campaigns and events. She has worked with a variety of organizations and missions that raised significant support locally, regionally and nationwide for strategic initiatives.

Fun Fact: Kelly moved to northeast Georgia with her family and is enjoying hiking, discovering new restaurants and exploring the area.

Select Clients:

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Lawndale Development Corporation
  • Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
  • The Cove School
  • Coe College
  • Piven Theatre Workshop
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • American Cancer Society Illinois Division
  • Temple Chai
  • Employee Assistance Research Foundation
  • International Child Care
  • Children’s Home & Aid of Illinois

Education & Credentials:

  • Master of Nonprofit Administration, North Park University
  • B.A. Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Southern Methodist University