CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago
announced today that the museum has appointed David Nacol as the Vice President for Philanthropy.
Nacol joins the museum from Northwestern University, his alma mater, where, through multiple leadership roles, he participated from inception to conclusion in Northwesterns recently completed $6.1 billion comprehensive campaign. In his current role as Assistant Vice President, he oversees fundraising for Northwesterns seven non-professional degree granting schools as well as its research enterprise. Nacol excels at building teams that value each individuals contribution and perspective, balancing a deep commitment to mission with exquisite attention to donor dynamics.
We are thrilled to welcome Dave Nacol to the Art Institute, said Eve Jeffers, Chief Operating Officer. His deep knowledge of the field and his commitment to staff and donors is a perfect blend with the outstanding, talented staff currently advancing major, principal, and institutional giving in support of the museums strategic goals.
Since moving to the Chicago area in 1998, says Nacol, I have engaged with the museum at different stages of my life and have realized the collections expansiveness and depth in personally profound ways. As a citizen, I am also inspired by the institutes commitment to both preserve and critically evaluate its past while ambitiously defining its future.
Nacol will work closely with museum President and Director James Rondeau and board leadership to significantly grow the museums endowment in support of mission and to expand access through programming and physical campus transformation. He will officially begin in this position on March 7.