CCPG Volunteer Committees

Support CCPG and get to know colleagues in the field by getting involved in one of CCPG’s volunteer committees.  All committees listed below are open to members to join.   Contact Chris Teed at to volunteer!

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Awards & Nominating
Review nominations for the board of directors and awards. This committee requires appointment. 

Holly Gibout, Chair of Awards
Susan Mongillo, Chair of Nominating, Advocate Charitable Foundation
Julie Captain, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Richard S Goode, DePaul University
Kathy Kielar, WTTW|WFMT
Joseph Like, Loyola University Chicago
Joel Schaffer, Presto Consulting
Robert Shafis, The Salvation Army
Patricia Shanahan, Chicago Botanic Garden
Payson Wild, Provenza Consulting

Develop a comprehensive communications strategy to add value to members' relationship with CCPG.

Sarah Rutledge, Co-ChairLincoln Park Zoo
Katy Solomon, Co-Chair, University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences
Anne Morgan, The Field Museum
Jason Sprinkle, University of Chicago

Governance & Government Affairs
Monitors the organization’s legal standing within the confines of the current tax law, informs the board of any changes in the federal and state law that requires board attention and/or makes recommendations to the board as to action needed to maintain CCPG’s stature within state and federal regulations. 

Patrick Bitterman, Co-Chair Quarles & Brady
Anne Morgan, Co-Chair, The Field Museum

Monitor and update annual messaging to new and renewing members, participation in follow-up phone calls to lapsed members, encouraging renewal.

Lisa Bakker, Co-ChairAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Fran Caan, Co-Chair, Frances Caan, Non Profit Consulting
Alan Paberzs, Co-Chair Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
James Allan, The Art Institute of Chicago
Yev Kozachuk, Edward Jones
Courtney Manning, Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Simon Reeves, PNC

Provide scholarship opportunities and mentoring program for CCPG members. 

Michelle DeMent, Chair of Mentoring, Independent Non-Profit Consultant
James Allan, Chair of Outreach, The Art Institute of Chicago
Valerie Sherman, Northwestern University 

Develop program for bi-monthly events and survey membership for topic ideas. 

Mary Anderson, Co-Chair, Northwestern University
Laura Knitt, Co-Chair, SHARPE newkirk
Meg Cline, Co-Chair, University of Illinois Foundation
Patrick Bitterman, Quarles & Brady
Michelle DeMent, Independent Non-Profit Consultant
Ethel Kaplan, Wintrust Wealth Management
David Lieberman, Levin Schreder & Carey Ltd.
Katrina Pipasts, Northern Trust
Simon Reeves, PNC
Katy Solomon, University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences
Laura Sowatsky, Northwestern University

Target of $50,000 in Sponsorship dollars to be raised.

Courtney Manning, Co-Chair, Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Simon Reeves, Co-Chair, PNC

Develop program for annual symposium. 

John Holmberg, Co-Chair, Advocate Charitable Foundation
Paddy Homan, Co-ChairLutheran Life Communities Foundation
Debra Hermann, Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
David Lieberman, JD, Levin Schreder & Carey, Ltd.
Joseph Like, Loyola University Chicago
Sandy Macnab, FAHP, CFRE, Alexander Macnab & Co.
Deborah Roberts, JD, The Salvation Army
Sarah Rutledge, Lincoln Park Zoo
Charles Van Hecke, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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