As the Manager of Institutional Giving, Samantha Decker works to cultivate philanthropic relationships with the foundation, corporate, and government giving sectors to help make possible the work of Chicago Public Media.
Before joining CPM, Samantha served as the Foundations Manager at WTTW Television, where she worked with foundation partners to support the encyclopedic breadth of programming available on public television in Chicago. Samantha began her career in the arts, and has held fundraising positions at Emerald City Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
A lifelong lover of good storytelling, when not at work Samantha can be found at any of the Chicago theatres or cultural institutions, usually in the audience, but sometimes backstage.