More than twenty-five years of experience
Alice DuBose, Principal and Founder
In her more than twenty-five years as a development professional, Alice DuBose has served some of our country's most respected institutions at ever-increasing levels of responsibility. In 1991 she moved to Chicago and joined the University of Chicago's development office as Director of Regional Programs during the University's $650 million Centennial Campaign. In 1995, she became Director of Development for the University's Graduate School of Business. She has served as the Vice President of Development and Interim President of the Children's Memorial Hospital Foundation, Vice President of Development for The Art Institute of Chicago, and most recently the Vice President of Development for the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. At these institutions, in addition to meeting annual operating revenue goals, Alice helped design, execute, and complete capital campaigns that secured more than $950 million in gifts and pledges.
She has also worked for some of our country's most renowned universities, including Rice University, Boston College, and Tulane University. Alice began her development career as a Campaign Director at the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.
Her experience is wide and deep. She has vast experience in all aspects of annual giving, membership, major and special gifts, corporate and foundation support, staff management, capital campaign fundraising efforts, strategic planning, and board development.
Alice earned her BA from the University of Texas. She is also a Chicago Access Network (CAN TV) board member.
Susan Ataman, Grants Specialist
Until the mid 1990s, Susan Ataman worked in a number of different positions in public health services. She worked at the Cook County Department of Public Health where she was responsible for grant writing and reporting on the Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative. From there she continued work in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Illinois School of Public Health in the health research division, where she devised a manual designed for researchers of a perinatal database of the University of Illinois‘ hospital network. At Loyola University‘s Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, much of her time was spent on grant preparation and publication of research results. When her children were young she stepped back from the public health field to raise them and to take on volunteer leadership roles at several education and health-related non-profits which provided more flexibility.
More recently Susan has been involved in grant preparation for organizations such as the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, among others. As a founding member (2012) of Impact 100 Chicago, she prepares evaluations of grant applicants and performs site visits for non-profits under consideration for funding.
Susan is originally from Lansing, Michigan. She earned both her AB in Near Eastern Studies and a Master of Public Health in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of Michigan .
Jeane Emily DuBose, Manager of Digital Media
Jeane Em attended University of Michigan. She also works as Education Coordinator for National Alliance on Mental Illness Metro Suburban where she organizes speaker series, leads school programming, and develops new strategies to educate communities in Western Cook County about mental health. She has worked as Program Coordinator for Know Your Chicago at the University of Chicago, an Institutional Advancement intern at the Erikson Institute, a Development and Communications Intern at the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, and as Alumni Coordinator for the Michigan Community Scholars Program. She also worked for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan.