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GI Board of Directors

Each member of the Giving Institute has a voting member on the Board of Directors. The primary role of the Board of Directors is to provide strategic guidance, direction and advice for the Institute and to provide fiduciary oversight to protect the business property of the Institute.


Mr. Jeffrey D. Byrne
Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc.

1st Vice Chair
Ms. Rachel Hutchisson
Mr. Peter J. Fissinger, CFRE
Campbell & Company

Mr. Derek Alley
Arthur Alley Associated

Immediate Past Chair
Mr. David H. King, CFRE
Alexander Haas



Ms. Erin Shy

Mr. Ben Golding
Advancement Resources

Ms. Brenda B. Asare
The Alford Group, Inc.

Ms. Aly Sterling
Aly Sterling Philanthropy

Mr. Leo P. Arnoult, CFRE
Arnoult & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Daniel McDiarmid, CFRE

Ms. Laura MacDonald, CFRE
Benefactor Group

Mr. Joshua Birkholz
Bentz Whaley Flessner

Mr. L. Gregg Carlson
Carlson Fund Raising

Mr. William L. Carlton, ACFRE
Carlton & Company

Mr. Christopher K. Looney
CCS Fundraising

Ms. June Bradham, CFRE
Corporate DevelopMint

Ms. Michelle D. Cramer, CFRE
Cramer & Associates

Ms. Wendy McGrady
The Curtis Group

Ms. Angela Hodson
Dini Spheris
Mr. Todd Levy

Mr. Jon Biedermann

Mr. Bill Tedesco

Mr. Richard J. Dunham

Mr. Robert Evans
Evans Consulting Group

Mr. Robert K. Lewis, CFRE
Global Advancement, LLC

Mr. Craig Leach
Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc.

Mr. William C. McMorran
Green Oak Consulting Group

Mr. John Glier
Grenzebach Glier and Associates

Mr. Dave Smith
Heaton Smith Group

Mr. Keith Heller
Heller Consulting

Mr. Russell Hodge
The Hodge Group

Mr. Ted Grossnickle
Johnson, Grossnickle & Associate

Ms. Marnie Spears
KCI-Ketchum Canada, Inc

Mr. Avrum Lapin
The Lapin Group, LLC.

Mr. Phillippe G. Hills
Marts & Lundy, Inc.

Mr. Alan R. Hutson, Jr., MPA, CFRE
The Monument Group

Mr. Jeff Gordy

Mr. Richard Tollefson
The Phoenix Philanthropy Group

Ms. Poonam Prasad
Prasad Consulting & Research

Mr. Cedric A. Richner, CFRE
Richner & Richner

Mr. George C. Ruotolo, Jr. CFRE
Ruotolo Associates, Inc

Mr. Steve Birnbaum

Ms. Barbara Bushong
Sterling Associates

Mr. Clyde Watkins
Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt, LLC

Mr. Kurt Worrell
TrueSense Marketing

Mr. Bob Westfall
Westfall Gold

Ms. Jennifer Richard
Winkler Group

Mr. James D. Yunker, Ed.D
The Yunker Group, Inc
225 W. Wacker Drive | Chicago, IL | 60606