Volunteer Opportunities

IIT is proud to have volunteers who give their time, energy, and financial support to Fueling Innovation: The Campaign for IIT. Read on for a list of volunteer opportunities and committees that need your membership.

Campaign Structure and Roles

  • Campaign Co-Chairs 
  • Alumni Council Annual Giving Committee
  • Alumni Council Major Gifts Committee
  • Civic Outreach Committee
  • Principal Gifts Committee
  • Trustee Solicitation Committee 
  • Student Gift Committee

Campaign Co-Chairs 

Fueling Innovation: The Campaign for IIT is headed by co-chairs Joel Krauss (MATH '71) and John W. Rowe. 

Alumni Council Annual Giving Committee

Chair: Victoria King Meyer (CHE '90) and Mike Wayte (ME '61)
Members: Jackie Anderson (PSYC '05), Laura Beltemacchi (BA '88), Thomas Brisbin (Ph.D. ENVE '80), Lucy McGinty Hynes (EE '88), Brian Kibbe (ME '12), Guy Summers (M.B.A. '78), Chris Walsh (Ph.D. CHEM '99)
Mission: The Alumni Council Annual Giving Committee donates to IIT annually and helps fulfill the Fueling Innovation campaign priority to increase alumni giving by providing volunteer leadership and support for the university's efforts to increase alumni annual giving participation and membership of IIT Visionaries. The committee represents multiple generations with an emphasis on strategic populations such as those approaching a key reunion year and young alumni.
Contact: Assistant Director of Affinity Giving, Elisabeth Dunbar | edunbar@iit.edu

Alumni Council Major Gifts Committee

Chair: Joel Krauss
Members: Andrea Berry (CS '84), Bob Cornog (MET '61), Sherrie Littlejohn (M.S. CS '82), Ellen Jordan Reidy (PSYC '79, M.B.A. '81), Hank West (ME '65)
Mission: The Alumni Council Major Gifts Committee provides financial support to the campaign at the major-gifts level as well as leadership in engaging and soliciting prospective alumni donors to the campaign.
Contact: Senior Director of Major Gifts and Campaign Director, Steve Brady | brady@iit.edu

Civic Outreach Committee

Chair: Eric Larson
Members: Jamie Cowie, Tim Stojka; Resources: Steve Crown, Craig Duchossois, John Rowe, David Vitale
Mission: The Civic Outreach Committee includes trustees and other non-alumni friends of IIT who demonstrate their commitment to IIT with a leadership gift and leverage their business, cultural, professional, and social connections in Chicago to advance the priorities of the Fueling Innovation campaign.
Contact: Senior Major Gift Officer, Mary Boivin-McGhee | mboivin@iit.edu

Principal Gifts Committee

Chair: Mike Galvin (LAW '78)
Members: John Calamos (ECON '63, M.B.A. '70), Craig Duchossois, John Rowe, Ralph Wanger
Mission: The Principal Gifts Committee makes leadership gifts to the campaign and assists with the formulation and execution of strategies to solicit prospective donors for $5 million-plus gifts.
Contact: Director of Principal Gifts, Cayce Dumont | edumont@iit.edu

Trustee Solicitation Committee

Chair: Alan "Bud" Wendorf (ME '71) 
Members: Bob Cornog (MET '61), Jamie Cowie, Patrick Kelly, Walter Nathan (ME '44), Ellen Jordan Reidy, Bernard Sergesketter, David Vitale 
Mission: The Trustee Solicitation Committee includes trustees of IIT who demonstrate their commitment to IIT and help solicit fellow trustees to advance the priorities of the Fueling Innovation campaign. 
Contact: Senior Director of Major Gifts and Campaign Director, Steve Brady | brady@iit.edu 

Student Gift Committee

Members: Ropo Sanni, Samantha Gallo, Zoie Gallo, Bhavna Hoskere, Leslie Lyons, and Cara Cummings
Mission: The Student Gift Committee establishes a tradition of giving, teaches students about the impact of philanthropy at IIT, cultivates future alumni volunteers, and creates a lasting, positive impact on IIT students and campus.
Contact: Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Sarah Zimmerman | szimmer1@iit.edu

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