AFP Chicago Features Honorees of the 2013 Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
April 2013 eDevelopments
On May 10th, AFP Chicago will proudly honor eight of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago’s philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 37th annual Philanthropy Award Luncheon. Please allow us to introduce you to two of the eight awardees today:
Penelepe Hunt - Benjamin Franklin Award Honoree
Presented to a fundraising professional for significant achievements in a long career and who serves as a role model for our profession
Known by her colleagues as a “master at knowing how people work and think,” Penelepe Hunt (Penny) is a consummate professional with a keen understanding of fundraising and endless ambition for transformative results. Penny is a professional fundraiser, teacher, management consultant, executive coach and born leader with more than 25 years of experience in the development field.
Penny is a senior consultant with Marts & Lundy, serving a portfolio of clients in higher education. She also leads Marts & Lundy’s talent development service group. Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Penny was the Vice Chancellor for Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She headed a comprehensive development program that included seventeen schools and units, a central development office, and a comprehensive medical center. She led the campus’ $650 million campaign, which exceeded its goal by $26 million. During Penny’s eight years at UIC, annual new philanthropic commitments more than doubled.
In her private practice, Penny builds on her tremendous talent and track record of success , coaching exectuives, boards, presidents, deans and other senior leaders, and development staff in successful fundraising.