Jerry Fuller is an accomplished nonprofit CEO with extensive experience with both grant-making and grant-seeking organizations. He developed substantial skill as a funder as president of the James S. Kemper Foundation and as a grant-making consultant for the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Jerry also built a successful track record in grant-seeking as director of corporate relations at Northwestern University and during his 19-year tenure as executive director of the Associated Colleges of Illinois.
Jerry’s career also includes successful experience in the for-profit sector as vice president of Investment Research at Duff & Phelps, as well as at American Hospital Supply Corporation, where he advanced through increasingly responsible positions in IT, marketing and strategic planning at the corporation’s division, group and corporate levels.
Jerry earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from The University of Chicago. He trained as an executive coach at Harvard University and Coach Academy International’s Coach Certification Program. He thrives on helping leaders and teams achieve success.
Jerry and his wife Pat live in Evanston and have three adult sons—all engineers. A bass player, Jerry devotes his spare time to music performance in a variety of genres. His work can be heard on the “Jerry Fuller Bass” YouTube Channel and “Jerry Fuller Jazz” on Spotify.