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Michael Kelley

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Michael Kelley joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2021 and is the director of corporate and foundation relations. In this role, he leads the Council’s foundation and corporate fundraising strategy, facilitates the Council's relationships with foundation leaders, and works closely with Council staff on grant development, submission, and stewardship. Prior to joining the Council, he served in a variety of foundation relations and director of development roles at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois Foundation. Kelley received his BA in History from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his MA in History from the University of Illinois Springfield.