Chief Philanthropy Officer
Jill Zimmerman joined the Greater Chicago Food Depository as Vice President of Development in June 2012. Ms. Zimmerman, an experienced fundraiser across human services, arts, education, and cultural organizations, leads the Food Depository’s fundraising, special events, and volunteer services teams responsible for securing continued support from individual donors, corporations, and foundations.
Prior to joining the Food Depository, Jill served as VP of The Alford Group, a national consulting group to nonprofits, where she managed a diverse portfolio of clients and was involved in issues such as development, organizational management, strategic planning and governance. Prior to The Alford Group, Jill was director of resource development at Alternatives, Inc., the Chicago-based youth development agency.
She also has worked as a consultant to UNICEF Liberia and has taught in the professional development program at University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Jill currently serves on the board of the Student Sponsorship Programme US affiliate. Jill has served on for-profit boards and in advisory roles in non-profit organizations.
Jill is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago.
Jill and her son Noah live in Evanston.