UNCF Chicago Announces New Area Development Director

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UNCF is pleased to announce Kathleen Jackson as the new area development director advancing fundraising efforts for the Chicago market.

UNCF is pleased to announce Kathleen Jackson as the new area development director advancing fundraising efforts for the Chicago market. In this role, Jackson is responsible for establishing short- and long-range fundraising goals and conducting long-term strategic planning to diversify fundraising activities with an emphasis on annual giving, major gifts and special events that support the 37 UNCF-member institutions. In addition, Jackson will serve as an ambassador for UNCF, engaging donors and leveraging key relationships to ensure that revenue goals are met.

“We are excited to welcome Kathleen to UNCF, said Michael Cox, UNCF regional development director” “Her extensive background in fundraising will leverage existing partnerships and build new ones in order to expand UNCF’s blueprint of providing a quality education.”

Prior to joining UNCF, Jackson, an accomplished fundraiser, worked with a broad range of corporations, nonprofits and foundations for over 15 years. Earning her B.S. from Chicago State University in Business Administration, Jackson is committed to helping youth not only attend college but stay in college and accomplish their dreams.

Jackson can be reached at the UNCF Chicago office at 105 W. Adams, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60603 or by phone at 312.845.2200 or via email at kathleen.jackson@uncf.org.


About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF

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