EDUCATION

M.A., University of Iowa, 2006
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004

OFFICE

Chicago, IL

CONNECT

[email protected]
(773) 557-9411

David Sacks

Major Gifts Officer

David Sacks is a major gifts officer at ELPC, focused on individual giving, family foundations, and planned gifts to help ELPC achieve its long-term vision. David previously worked for the University of Chicago and The Harris School of Public Policy in roles focused on alumni engagement, annual fundraising, and leadership giving. His career spans non-profit development, political fundraising, and database management.

WHAT’S A PLACE YOU LOVE IN THE MIDWEST?

Hiking and biking across the Cook County Forest Preserve trail systems. Hagar Park Beach in Western Michigan where you can bring your dog. Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria, overlooking the Illinois River.

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS WORK?

Climate change and environmental destruction are the defining threats of our time. If I’m going to spend all my time thinking about them anyway, I’d like to incorporate them into my work. And if I’m raising money for a cause, it has to be a cause I believe in.