Rhonda K. Brown has 25 years of experience in fundraising having held lead advancement roles in the private and public sectors. She has developed a unique brand for coaching and inspiring her teams to success by incorporating curiosity and creativity into the work with an emphasis on cultivating and closing major gifts. Brown believes that once you understand the profile of your donors; major gift officers have to get curious and creative while maintaining a genuine interest in what connects the donor to the institution. That is how transformational gifts occur.
Rhonda currently holds a dual appointment at the City Colleges of Chicago, where she is president of the foundation and vice-chancellor of advancement. City Colleges is one of the five largest community college systems in the country.