The Development Leadership Consortium sponsors a biennial philanthropy forecast that is widely attended by Chicagoland professionals. The event brings together a panel of experts in philanthropy, economics, and fundraising to discuss trends that will shape our industry in the near future.
2013 DLC Philanthropy Forecast: The Next Generation of Philanthropy
This year’s Forecast, The Next Generation of Philanthropy, will be held from 8:30-10:00am on Wednesday, November 6th at the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Titled The Next Generation of Philanthropy, the Forecast will address the evolving culture of philanthropy, and the best ways to mentor and develop the next generation of philanthropists. DLC Management Fellows Program Facilitator and chief advancement officer for the Urban Education Institute at University of Chicago Tom Wick will moderate a discussion with our special guests, Liz Lefkofsky, director of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Chuck Lewis, chairman of the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation.
The Next Generation of Philanthropy
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
8:30 – 10:00 am
Panelists: Liz Lefkofsky and Chuck Lewis
Moderator: Tom Wick
Location: John G. Shedd Aquarium
Directions & Check-in: Parking will be available in the Soldier Field north garage. For more information about getting to Shedd, please click here. Once you arrive, please enter via the South/Special Events entrance for registration. Day-of ticket purchase will be available.
Tickets are now available and are $25 for DLC alumni and $35 for the public. Please select from the following:
Non-Alum Ticket $35.00
Alumni Ticket $25.00
The 2013 DLC Philanthropy Forecast is generously supported by Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt LLC. Special thanks also to presenting sponsor, the John G. Shedd Aquarium.

Speaker Bios:

Liz Lefkofsky Liz Lefkofsky: Liz is the Director of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a trust established in 2006 for the purpose of advancing high-impact programs, intiatives and research that enhance the quality of human life in the communities we serve. Ms. Lefkofsky is also the founder of the Lollipop Gang, an organization that teaches children the value of philanthropy. In addition, Ms. Lefkofsky is the Managing Director of Orange Media, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investments in the technology sector. Prior to Orange Media, Ms. Lefkofsky worked for a variety of non-profit organizations including gallery 37, The near South Planning Board/Printers Row Book Fair and the American Brain Tumor Association. M.s Lefkofsky is currently on the board of several organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Teach for America Chicago, Young Woman’s Leadership Charter School, Ravinia and Human Rights Watch.

CAL Head Shot 2010Charles Ashby (Chuck) Lewis: Chuck is chairman of the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation. He is a retired Vice Chairman of Investment Banking of Merrill Lynch & Co.  Mr. Lewis is a Trustee of the University of Chicago and is active with the University’s Urban Education Institute and is a member of the Governing Board of the University’s Charter School. He is a member of the visiting committees to the Division of the Social Sciences and to the College at the University. In addition, Chuck is a Life Trustee of Amherst and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; a member of the Panel of Judges for The Purpose Prize; and a Life Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Illinois Chapter. He is also a former director of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International and a former trustee of the Ravinia Festival.
wickTom Wick: Tom is Chief Advancement Officer of University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and has spent over 25 years in higher education fundraising and alumni relations. Before arriving at the University of Chicago in 2004, Wick worked at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Lake Forest College, Macalester College, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education in positions that ranged from Director of the Annual Fund, Director of Development, Associate Vice President of Development, and Dean of Development and Alumni Relations. In each role, Wick worked closely with trustees, the president, volunteers, and colleagues to raise the resources the institution needed to fulfill its mission more effectively. Tom Wick is the founding facilitator of the Management Fellows Program for the Development Leadership Consortium.
Past Forecast topics and speakers have included:

2011: Measurement or Myth: Accountability in Fundraising
Jason Saul, CEO of Mission Measurement and Adele Simmons, Ph.D., Vice-Chair and Senior Executive at Metropolis Strategies. Moderated by Jamie Phillippe, Vice President for Development and Donor Services at The Chicago Community Trust

2009: Chicago’s Olympic Impact
David Bolger, Chief Operating Officer for Chicago 2016 and Donald Cooke, Senior Vice President for Philanthropy of the McCormick Foundation.

2007: Iconic Architecture and Fundraising
John Rowe, CEO of Exelon Corporation and Dirk Lohan, Principal Architect of Lohan Anderson, LLC.

2005: The Future of Philanthropy
Jonathan Fanton, President of  The John D. and Cathrine T. MacArthur Foundation and Larry Keeley, Futurist at the Keeley Group.

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