Nathaniel Ekman


“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Experience and Skills:

  • Serves clients in specialty staffing roles.
  • More than 10 years of nonprofit leadership experience in higher education, social services and mental health, with primary focus in Development/Strategic Planning.
  • Experienced fundraiser with broad knowledge of institutional giving, donor and board relations, alumni relations and special events.
  • Former Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations for Anixter Center and Dominican University.  Expert technical and grant writer.
  • Community board member and mental health advocate for youth and adults.

Clients Served:

  • Adler University


  • Master of Arts, Public Policy & Administration, Northwestern University (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Urban Studies, Harvard University (2001)

Community Affiliations:

  • Board Member / Support Group Facilitator, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Cook County North Suburban
  • Board Member, Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook
  • Past President, NAMI – Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals: 2010 AFP Chicago Fellow


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