As Partnership Officer at the Dunham Fund, Vick Morcos helps to foster collaboration between organizations – deepen and leverage impact within the community. During the past four years, she has overseen professional development workshops to local nonprofits that are offered ten months out of the year. A huge focus is on the Fall Workshop Series that helps organizations prepare for Giving Tuesday. Through these efforts, nonprofits have seen an increase of close to 80% in dollars raised and donor support.
The Dunham Fund is a charitable trust supporting nonprofits in the Aurora, Illinois area. As a place-based funder, the Dunham Fund supports organizations that work to positively impact a defined service area in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. With $100M in assets, the Dunham Fund provides roughly $4.5M in grants annually to support education – birth through college – as well as the economic growth and social development of individuals living in the community.