Celeste Wroblewski, Vice President, External Relations
As Vice President of External Relations for Donors Forum, Celeste Wroblewski directs the organization's statewide marketing, communications, and fundraising activities. She joined Donors Forum in 2007.
Celeste has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, including executive leadership positions in marketing, communications, volunteer development, fundraising, and management. Former employers -- all based in Chicago -- include Anixter Center, Lakefront Supportive Housing, Public Allies, and YMCA of the USA, where she authored a number of publications, including two comprehensive manuals, the YMCA Communications Handbook and The Seven Rs of Volunteer Development.
A Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, Celeste has served on the Cities of Service Leadership Committee for the City of Chicago, on the Transparency, Audit, and Evaluation Committee of Chicago’s Recovery Partnership, and as newsletter editor for her son’s high school, Walter Payton College Prep. She was also a member of the national Communications Committee of Independent Sector and the chair of the Jane Addams Center of Hull House Association. Celeste has a special interest in coaching job seekers, especially young adults, interested in working for social change and the common good.
Celeste graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in comparative literature.