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FUNDRAISING + FRIENDSHIP | Vicki Morcos Named President and CEO of Dunham Fund Fox Valley Aurora


The Dunham Fund is pleased to announce Vicki Morcos has recently been named President and CEO.

“During the six years Vicki has been with the organization, she has demonstrated her passion for connecting with nonprofits and our partners,” said Stewart Beach, Chairman of the Dunham Fund. “We know Vicki will continue to honor John C. Dunham’s vision to make the world — especially the Dunham Fund service area — a more comfortable, safer place for mankind to live and prosper.”

As Partnership Officer, Morcos collaborated with foundations and corporations who have similar missions to leverage resources. Through these partnerships, nonprofits have secured an additional $4 million in funding for programs and projects in the Dunham Fund’s Fox Valley service area.

For the past four years, Morcos has overseen professional development workshops to local nonprofits to foster collaboration between organizations to deepen and leverage their impact within the community. Fundraising and “Friendraising” are critical for nonprofits to continue to provide high quality services.

To that end, a huge focus has been on the annual Fall Workshop Series that helps organizations prepare for GivingTuesday. Through these efforts, local nonprofits raised $460,500 in 2016 and saw donations increase to $814,000 in 2018.

Similarly, with fundraising guidance from the Dunham Fund, Fox Valley nonprofits are poised to raise over a million dollars during the 2019 #ILGive campaign.

About Dunham Fund

The Dunham Fund ( is a charitable trust supporting nonprofits in the Aurora, Illinois area. As a place-based funder, the Dunham Fund supports organizations that work to positively impact a defined service area in Chicago's Western Suburbs. With $100M in assets, the Dunham Fund provides roughly $4.5M in grants annually, to support education — birth through college — as well as the economic growth and social development of individuals living in the community.

For more information, contact Dunham Fund at (630) 844-2774 or


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