Ellen Kinczewski is a Development Associate at the Institute for Policy Studies. Prior to joining IPS, she worked at John G. Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, specializing in membership and individual giving, as well as Cara, a leading workforce development organization, where she led their recurring donor program and created four successful Giving Tuesday campaigns.
Ellen earned both a bachelor’s in Communication and a master’s in Nonprofit Management from DePaul University. Her capstone project focused on how jobs programs can effectively engage employment partners throughout their service delivery model to improve outcomes for their participants. She continues to be passionate about bringing together an organization’s partners and community in order to further its mission.
Having relocated to Washington from Evanston, IL, Ellen is excited to visit all the museums the city has to offer. A lifelong Midwesterner, she is still getting used to encountering hills.