Rita Galowich has been in the development profession for over 35 years. Her professional experience ranges from work in the one-person shop, to a private university, to ultimately 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, facilitate best practices for their boards and staff 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, with the goal of helping her clients build successful and lasting philanthropic relationships with their 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 and those organizations and institutions that require capacity building no matter how long they have been doing their good work. 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, IFF (Illinois Facilities Fund), Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Arts & Business Council of Chicago, The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), Congregation Or Shalom/Lake County, Central Baptist Village and Nicasa Behavioral Health Services.
Professional affiliations have included the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) where Rita has served on the board of directors and numerous committees. Rita is currently a member of Women in Development, Founders Group where she served as co-convener.
Rita’s volunteer activities include past service on the board of directors of the North Shore District 112 Education Foundation and the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association where she was on the board of directors and advisory board. Rita is a past president of Iota Lambda Iota Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, a founding contributing member of Impact 100 Chicago and a founding and ongoing member of the Leadership Council of the Chicago Public Education Fund.