Kevin Robbins, Associate Consultant, joined Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) in January 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin served as a Research Analyst with the University of Chicago’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development. In that role, he provided detailed prospect research on individuals as well as corporations and foundations for development officers, deans, and the University president to attract leadership gifts aligned with the University’s philanthropic priorities. Kevin worked closely with development officers in developing appropriate strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of individual and institutional prospects, as well as assisting in fundraising calls and staffing events. In 2009, Kevin proactively identified more than 225 new individual prospects with an estimated philanthropic capacity of more than $415 million. In addition, he provided corporate and economic intelligence to gift officers, monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on economic developments and their impact on leadership individual and corporate prospects.
An active volunteer in Chicago and beyond, Kevin serves as a Business Volunteer for the Arts with the Arts & Business Council of Chicago. He is also a member of the Young Leaders Fund of the Chicago Community Trust (CCT), the Alumni Schools Committee of the University of Chicago, and serves as a special advisor to the campaign steering committee of Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Niles, Michigan.
Kevin holds a master of arts in philosophy from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree, with special honors, from the University of Chicago. He also did graduate work in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, completing all requirements except the dissertation. During his graduate work, Kevin studied at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools and at the Goethe Institute in Freiburg, Germany.
He is also an alumnus of the CASE Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising.