Valerie lives in Chicago and her day job is fundraising for colleges and universities. She is a proud first-generation college student, graduating from Illinois State University in 2004 and DePaul Law School in 2009. Valerie learned the value of volunteering from her mother Sara and is involved with a variety of causes in Chicago, currently focusing her efforts on economic justice for the south and west sides. She loves to use her yarn talents for good, creating installations around the city and teaching knitting in the Cook County Jail.
Director of Planned Giving
Saint Mary's College