Kyle Gorden

Vice President

Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. – Warren Buffett


Kyle Gorden, Vice President, brings to GG+A more than 25 years of experience working with advancement programs at cultural, healthcare, and education institutions. His areas of expertise include campaign planning and growth modelling; philanthropic analytics and benchmarking; and strategic communications and stewardship.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Kyle served for two years as Chief of Staff to the firm’s CEO, John Glier, coordinating all communications from the executive office and serving clients ranging from the Obama Foundation to the University of Cambridge.

Before joining GG+A, Kyle served as Director of Campaign and Internal Communications for Alumni Relations and Development at the University of Chicago. In that role he launched the first internal communications program for the organization and led numerous communication initiatives in the development of the University’s $4.5 billion campaign. Earlier, as Assistant Director of Class and Campus Programs, he helped program and market the University’s annual Alumni Weekend and class reunion events.

Kyle has served in a variety of creative and administrative roles within arts, culture, and civic organizations, including as Director of Advancement, Dramaturg, and Playwright for the Silk Road Theatre Project, which presented staged readings of his adaptations of three classic Japanese Noh plays. He was also Producing Director of The Civilians, an Obie-winning Off-Broadway theatre company based in New York City, and Associate Director of Marketing for Court Theatre in Chicago. Earlier in his career he worked at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Theater on the Lake, and Lincoln Park Zoo. He also founded the multidisciplinary Hyde Park - University of Chicago Arts Fest.

In 2004-2005, Kyle was a Vilar Fellow in Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago with a concentration in East Asian languages and civilizations and spent a year abroad at the Stanford Japan Center where he received an independent study grant from the Japan Foundation.


  •  AMITA Health
  •  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  •  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  •  Barack Obama Foundation
  •  Brown University
  •  Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  •  Children's Hospital Association
  •  Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research
  •  City of Hope
  •  Colgate University
  •  Concordia University
  •  Cornell University
  •  Curative Care Network
  •  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  •  Drexel University
  •  Duke University
  •  Ebenezer Society Foundation
  •  Emory University
  •  Englewood Health Foundation
  •  Fairview Foundation
  •  Florida Atlantic University
  •  Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  •  Houston Methodist Hospital
  •  Imperial College London
  •  James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
  •  Johns Hopkins University
  •  Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California
  •  King’s College London
  •  Loyola Marymount University
  •  Lyric Opera of Chicago
  •  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  •  Newberry Library
  •  Pennsylvania State University
  •  Princeton University
  •  Providence College
  •  Reading Hospital Foundation
  •  Rush University Medical Center
  •  Smithsonian Institution
  •  Solar Impulse
  •  Tecnologico de Monterrey
  •  Temple University College of Public Health
  •  Trinity College at the University of Toronto
  •  Trust for Public Land
  •  University of Alberta
  •  University of British Columbia
  •  University of Calgary
  •  University of California, Los Angeles
  •  University of Cambridge
  •  University of Chicago Medicine
  •  University of Florida
  •  University of Hawai’i
  •  University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  •  University of Minnesota Foundation
  •  University of Melbourne
  •  University of North Carolina
  •  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  •  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  •  University of Pennsylvania
  •  University of Toronto
  •  University of Vermont
  •  University of Victoria
  •  University of Virginia
  •  Urban Land Institute
  •  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  •  Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  •  WNET
  •  Yale Cancer Center
  •  Yale University

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