“You are a shining star in our profession.”

Barbara Flasch, Senior Principal Gifts Officer, Mayo Clinic

“Thank you for the special work you do in teaching, guiding and inspiring us.”

Jim Boudreau, Major Gifts Officer, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

“Thanks for your commitment to sharing your thoughts with all of us. No matter where we are in this work, it has value for us.”

Bill Doyle, Senior Development Director, University of Notre Dame

A fundraiser in metropolitan Chicago for nearly 44 years, Rob has served as chief development officer for St. Ignatius College Prep, Loyola University Medical Center, Saint Xavier University, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, the Cristo Rey Network of schools, Franciscan Healthcare of Northwest Indiana, and others.

Through his deep understanding of the field, his enthusiasm and capacity to nurture the growth and commitment of fundraising professionals, Rob has established a distinguished record of success. He managed three successful capital campaigns and has a proven track record of securing commitments at the principal gift level.

Rob teaches nonprofits and their gift officers how to develop relationships with patience, thoughtfulness and quiet confidence. Spending time listening, and connecting donors with opportunities that ignite their passions and meet the needs of others. Rob is an inspiring professional who uncomplicates fundraising and teaches the art of making the ask with ease.