Please give a warm welcome to Paroma Mukherjee, our new Director of Development!
Paroma has been a professional fundraiser for over 20 years, generating much needed resources for nonprofits in the U.S. and abroad, to enable social transformation.
Her entire career has been dedicated to working in the not-for-profit sector, working within different issue areas. She has successfully led comprehensive fundraising and donor management strategies for organizations, and has a proven, successful track record in building, maintaining, and growing philanthropic relationships in the community. She has extensive experience working with Chicagoland’s most notable companies, private and family foundations, as well as city-state-federal grantors for funding.
Most recently, she was the Director of Development at The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence for over six years, prior to which she was the Tocqueville Donor Officer for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago where she worked with donors gifting $10K and more annually and with prominent companies in her portfolio.
Earlier in her career, she was a public policy analyst, working within the areas of K-12 education and health insurance (Medicaid) for children with special needs. By chance, she came into the field of philanthropy after her return to work from a brief break in her career.
Paroma’s career trajectory has seen a steady growth in the diverse areas of fundraising and leadership roles. Her greatest strength lies in making donors and supporters feel valued and building their trust and commitment to invest in the mission of the organization. She looks forward to bringing her diverse skills and experience to successfully lead the philanthropic efforts at CARPLS and help scale newer heights and growth here.