Abbe Temkin

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, The Chicago Community Trust

Abbe Temkin is a Senior Philanthropic Advisor at The Chicago Community Trust, where she’s responsible for a broad range of matters including charitable contributions, donor advised funds, supporting organizations, family philanthropy and agency endowments. She manages the Trust’s Professional Advisory Committee and Young Professional Advisory Committee and provides resources and expertise to help meet their clients’ philanthropic goals. Before coming to the Trust, Abbe worked at The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science and spent many years as a consultant with CCS FundraisingAbbe’s a graduate of Western Michigan University and The John Marshall School of Law. She was a civil litigation attorney for 12 years before transitioning full time into the field of philanthropy. Abbe sits on numerous Boards, is an active member of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving and the Chicago Estate Planning Council’s Diversity and Fundamentals Committees, as well as the Advancement Network and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She’s an avid runner, having completed 21 Marathons and has served as a volunteer leader in marathon and half-marathon training for the Chicago Area Runner’s Association since 1999.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Serving Families Who Use Multiple Philanthropic Tools

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Abbe Temkin, Todd Hanson, Tony Macklin

Philanthropic families are increasingly using multiple tools and strategies to achieve their goals for social impact. Creative examples from NCFP’s network include:  a private foundation with funds at multiple community foundations, a donor-advised fund and impact investing portfolio, establishing a family foundation and a 501(C)(4) nonprofit or Political Action Committee, and giving through a family business and a charitable fund… Read More