Judy Lindsey

Vice President, Philanthropy

As Vice President of Philanthropy, Judy Lindsey manages staff devoted to securing and stewarding major and planned gifts for Chicago Public Media, as well as foundation, corporate and government support.   

With more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, Judy joined the institution following a 12-year tenure as the Director of Development for the University of Chicago’s six libraries. In that capacity, she managed the Library’s participation in a University-wide campaign with gifts of $33 million exceeding the Library’s goal of $25 million. In addition, University leadership and the Library secured a $25 million gift that enabled the construction of a new campus library. Prior to the University of Chicago, Judy served as the Vice President of Development & Communications for Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois, a statewide child welfare and family service organization, and Senior Consultant for The Alford Group, a consulting firm to the not-for-profit sector.  Judy’s early career included program and executive positions with several community and human service organizations.
Judy has held designation as a Certified Fund Raising Professionals (CFRE) since 1994. She is a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and has been faculty for the Minority Advancement Institute of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Judy’s community service has included membership on the boards of the Chicago Lying-in Hospital of the University of Chicago, Hyde Park School of Dance, Chicago Metropolitan Advisory Board of Children’s Home and Aid Society, Blacks in Development and the former Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater.  

Judy earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  A native Chicagoan, Judy resides in the Hyde Park community.