Evanston Community Foundation announces new Development Officer


The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is proud to announce Rebecca Parmet as ECF’s new Development Officer.

Rebecca comes to ECF from The Rotary Foundation where she most recently served on the Planned Giving team supporting global efforts for legacy gifts. Concurrently, she served the Evanston social service sector as a board member of COPE (Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston) and as a tutor for Books and Breakfast at Kingsley Elementary School.

As a proud Evanstonian, Rebecca has devoted the past four years to Curt’s Café where she has served in several capacities, including as the 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.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family Community Services from the Department of Human Development and Child Ecology at Michigan State University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Government Management from Roosevelt University. She was a speaker on Fund Sustainability and Volunteer Management in 2017 and is also a graduate of Advocacy Academy from the Chicago Foundation for Women.

“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.

In her free time, Rebecca is an avid coffee lover and enjoys practicing her latte art. She also loves taking her dog Kobe on long walks in the summer.

Rebecca is eager to join ECF in working toward a more just, vibrant and inclusive Evanston. Contact her at [email protected].