Michael Cleavenger,

Business Development

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Michael Cleavenger is CCA’s Chicago-based business development manager. With more than 20 years experience in the non-profit administration and fundraising business, he has secured more than $250M for major gifts, capital, and endowment campaigns.

He has contributed to campaigns and management at:

  • The Chicago History Museum
  • Victory Gardens Theater
  • La Rabida Children’s Hospital
  • Quinlan Business School at Loyola University Chicago
  • The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
  • Ragdale Foundation

Michael currently serves on the board of directors of St. Bernard’s Hospital, the Children’s Care Foundation, and The Happy Childhood Foundation.

Education and Certifications

Education and Certifications

  • AB – Colgate University
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion certification – Kellogg School at Northwestern University
  • Not-for-profit management certification – Kellogg School at Northwestern University
  • Additional University of Chicago and Wharton School of Business

Memberships and Affiliations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

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