Fund Inc’s mission is simple: to build and strengthen the philanthropic relationships organizations have with their donors and prospects. Our job is to understand each client’s current needs, anticipate future needs, and determine an accurate scope of work which will help you find the resources to achieve your dreams. We are committed to our clients’ success. Our work with clients is an investment in their future.
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Founder and President of Fund Inc, Rita has devoted her career to working with not-for-profit organizations. Her experience as a staff member and consultant with education, social service, culture and health care organizations has given her a wealth of knowledge to enhance her clients’ development efforts. She has successfully facilitated a wide range of projects from start-up development programs to multi-million dollar capital campaigns. A leader, educator, speaker and facilitator, Rita has the ability to see the long-term picture while implementing short-term goals. Throughout her career Rita has empowered organizations by helping them build capacity through board education and training, implementing donor acquisition programs and increasing individual giving levels, and creating major gift solicitation strategies.
Rita's professional affiliations include the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), where Rita has served on the board of directors and numerous committees, and Women in Development, Founders Group, where she has served as a co-convener.
Her volunteer activities include past service on the board of directors of the North Shore District 112 Education Foundation and the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association where she was on the board of directors and advisory board. Rita is a past president of the Iota Lambda Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, a founding contributing member of Impact 100 Chicago and a founding member of the Leadership Council of the Chicago Public Education Fund where she currently serves on the Development Committee.