Community foundation hires new development officer


The Evanston Community Foundation has announced the hiring of Rebecca Parmet as its new development officer.

Parmet previously worked at The Rotary Foundation where she most recently served on the planned giving team supporting global efforts for legacy gifts.

She also has been a board member of Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston and a tutor for Books and Breakfast at Kingsley Elementary School.
Parmet also has been involved for four years with Curt’s Café where, among other roles, she’s been general manager for the women’s empowerment program.

She increased Curt’s Café’s fundraising capacity through grant writing and donor cultivation, securing development opportunities to implement new programming with her students. Additionally, she wrote the workforce and life skills training curriculum rooted in student ownership and leadership.
Parmet holds a bachelor’s degree in family community services from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in public administration and government management from Roosevelt University.
“Rebecca brings with her a great deal of experience, enthusiasm and love for Evanston. We are so excited to welcome her to ECF,” said Jessi Donaldson, Director of Philanthropy and Communications.

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