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Yashica Weeks, CFRE, CAP®

Yashica Weeks, CFRE, CAP®

Yashica Weeks, CFRE, CAP® | Director of Gift Planning
Phone: 630.598.5288

As director of gift planning, Yashica works closely with individuals, families, businesses and their advisors to help them plan and accomplish their unique charitable goals and learn about opportunities for making an impact locally.

Yashica has over ten years of experience in donor cultivation and planned giving in DuPage County, previously serving as major gifts manager for Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and assistant director of development for College of DuPage Foundation. Prior to moving to Naperville, Yashica worked as a performing arts fundraiser at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall in Atlanta, GA.

She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®). As a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Chicago Chapter, Yashica serves as a course facilitator and mentor. Yashica is also an active member with the DuPage County Estate Planning Council (DCEPC), and a board member for the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN). She received a bachelor’s degree in public affairs and entrepreneurship from Columbia College of South Carolina and a master’s degree in higher education administration, with a concentration in institutional advancement, from Bay Path University.

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