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Kaitlyn Miller Balsewicz, CFRE, CAP®

Kaitlyn Miller Balsewicz, CFRE, CAP®

Kaitlyn Miller Balsewicz, CFRE, CAP® | Director of Donor Services/Philanthropic Advisor
Phone: 630.598.5292

Kait joined the Foundation in March 2018 as its development officer to coordinate Foundation events and assist with all aspects of donor engagement. Since that time, she has successfully taken on increased responsibilities and distinguished herself as an invaluable member of the Foundation team.

As director of donor services/philanthropic advisor, her areas of focus include increasing her work throughout the community, helping build discretionary community endowments while working closely with individuals, families, and professional advisors to help them and their clients achieve their personal charitable goals. Kait also assists area not-for-profits in creating endowment and reserve funds for their organizations while serving as the lead staff member overseeing the Foundation’s Annual Benefit, Glen Ellyn Fund Initiative, and Next Generation Initiative. Additionally, Kait is an integral part of the Foundation’s stewardship and community engagement efforts.

Kait holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and earned a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation from the American College of Financial Services. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Chicago Chapter, Chicago Council on Planned Giving, and the West Suburban Philanthropic Network, the latter of which honored her in 2020 as the recipient of its Nonprofit Professional Rising Star of the Year Award. Kait previously worked for Chicago-based Interfaith America as its foundation relations manager and started her career in philanthropy as a development intern for Bridge Communities, Inc.

Kait is a lifelong DuPage County resident. She grew up in Glen Ellyn and graduated from Glenbard West High School. She now resides in Winfield with her spouse, Jeff.

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