“Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Erika has worked with her Evolve Colleagues since the beginning of 2019. As a consultant with 15 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, Erika specializes in fundraising assessments, feasibility studies and capital campaigns, individual and major gift program development, coaching, board and advisory board development, executive search and strategic planning. Prior to consulting, Erika worked as Director of Development and Major Gift Officer at numerous organizations such as Roosevelt University, Feeding America, The Nature Conservancy and Chicago Opera Theater. She is a proud AmeriCorps-VISTA alumna. She serves as a current member of Lurie’s Children’s Research Fund Junior Board and served as a longtime board member of the Development Leadership Consortium. She is also a proud alumna of their annual fellows and management fellows programs.
Erika believes in the utilization of natural partners within each organization and the power of creating an organizational culture of philanthropy. While Erika has worked on teams responsible for raising millions of dollars, her greatest achievement is helping build fundraising programs that position the organization to be sustainable and successful into the future.
Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management, Roosevelt University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Business Entrepreneurship, Beloit College
Erika enjoys yoga, podcasts, outdoor activities and jewelry making.