CHICAGO, July 6, 2016 – Alford Group is pleased to welcome back Jamie Phillippe as a vice president of the firm. Having worked as a vice president for Alford Group from 1992 to 1995, Phillippe will return to the firm starting in October to provide strategic counsel to select clients after retiring from her post as Vice President of Development and Donor Services for The Chicago Community Trust.
“We are very excited to welcome Jamie back to Alford Group,” said Brenda Asare, president and CEO of Alford Group. “She brings to the firm and our clients tremendous experience, knowledge and is highly-regarded throughout the sector for her accomplishments and mentorship. Jamie truly shares our vision, passion and above all, Alford Group’s commitment to helping our clients build their capacity and impact.”
In her role with The Chicago Community Trust over the last nine years, Phillippe has grown the Trust’s donor base and increased endowment resources to support the needs of metropolitan Chicago’s nonprofit organizations. Phillippe will continue this mission-driven, philanthropic work alongside the team at Alford Group.
“I am thrilled to return to Alford Group,” Phillippe said. “I look forward to continuing to strengthen the nonprofit sector and share my expertise to empower organizations across the country. I’m excited to rejoin the driven strategists and top philanthropic leaders who make up the team at Alford Group.”
Phillippe brings a remarkable amount of expertise with her. Prior to her work with The Chicago Community Trust, Phillippe served as vice president of external affairs for the Museum of Science and Industry for thirteen years. In addition to Alford Group, she also consulted for Sumner Rahr & Company. Prior to consulting, she headed development for Bellarmine University and the Louisville Ballet. Phillippe has held leadership positions with a number of community organizations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chicago Foundation for Women, Butler University Board of Trustees, and Women in the Development Professions.
Phillippe serves as a lead faculty member for Forefront (formerly Donors Forum) and has taught nonprofit management courses at the University of Chicago, DePaul University and North Park University. Phillippe holds an MAT in psychology from the University of Louisville and a BA in psychology from Butler University.
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