Kevin Fitzpatrick is the Vice President of Development for The Anti-Cruelty Society and oversees all fundraising initiatives for the organization. His position provides leadership for the Society’s direct mail, special events, grant-making, major giving, planned giving, donor acknowledgment, and public relations efforts.
For the past 13 years, Kevin has played a vital role in the development departments of several of Chicago’s most longstanding and prominent nonprofit organizations. Before joining The Anti-Cruelty Society, Kevin served as the Director of Development for the Auditorium Theatre, a position he held for more than 8 years. Prior to that, he worked in development at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls for 4 years.
Kevin was drawn to the Society because of his love of animals and passion for the mission, and he is honored to work in a leadership capacity at one of the largest, historic, and most-respected animal welfare organizations in the country. His priorities include: setting new standards in donor communications, forming lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with a variety of external entities, establishing an institutional culture of philanthropy, and helping donors understand the vital part they play in saving the lives of thousands of animals each year.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in English from Creighton University and a degree in nonprofit management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.