“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less important whether or not I am afraid.” -Audre Lorde

Senior Consultant

Patricia Broughton, CFRE

Evanston, IL

Pat brings close to three decades in front-line fundraising leadership to her consulting work. She works with Evolve clients to establish and enhance major and planned gift programs, develop and train board leadership, run capital campaigns, and assess and boost fundraising operations.

Pat has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1999. She serves boards of the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) Chicago chapter (where she co-leads the White Fundraisers Advocating for Racial Equity affinity group) and the Evanston Environmental Association, the fund development committee of the Evanston Public Library, and the Council of Senior Leaders at Thousand Waves Martial Arts and Self-Defense Center.



Recent clients

  • Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity
  • Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook
  • Bradley University Hillel
  • Awake
  • European Leadership Network (ELNET)
  • CURE Epilepsy


Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University


Pat enjoys outdoor adventures, kayaking, canoeing, bike touring and yoga.