Rita Galowich has been in the development profession for 30 years. Her professional experience ranges from work in the one-person shop, to a private university, to founding her own consulting firm, Fund Inc.
As a consultant to nonprofits, Rita partners with her clients to establish their resource development programs, facilitate their capital campaigns, teach their boards and staff best practices regarding board governance and resource development, successfully build their annual financial resources and develop their strategic plans. She empowers her clients to function independently and successfully.
Rita founded Fund Inc® in 1986, to help clients build successful and lasting philanthropic relationships with donors and constituents. Fund Inc® is known for its creative and innovative approaches to development and planning, with particular expertise working with small to midsize organizations. A sample of Fund Inc® clients include National Able Network, Thrive (formerly Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park & River Forest), Onward Neighborhood House, Seniors Assistance Center, BACOA (Barrington Area Council on Aging), IFF (Illinois Facilities Fund), Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, PHD (Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity), Arts & Business Council of Chicago, and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation.
Her many professional affiliations include the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) where she has served on the board of directors and numerous committees, as well as the Founding Group of Women in Development. Rita is a former member of the board of directors of the Giving Institute and former secretary of the board.
Rita’s volunteer activities include service on the board of directors of the North Shore District 112 Education Foundation and the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She is a founding contributing member of Impact 100 Chicago, a member of the Leadership Council of The Chicago Public Education Fund and a past president of Iota Lambda Iota Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity.