Molly Rand

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, The Chicago Community Trust

Molly Rand is a senior philanthropic advisor for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she is responsible for building and fostering relationships with current and prospective donors. She works with families and individuals to develop philanthropic strategies and support impactful grant making, and helps connect philanthropy to opportunity by leveraging the knowledge of the Trust’s Community Impact staff for the benefit of donor advisors. In addition, Rand provides guidance and support to the LGBT Community Fund, one of the Trust’s affinity-focused funds.

A senior nonprofit professional with over 25 years of progressive experience in fundraising, consulting and nonprofit management, Rand joined the Trust in January 2019. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women in Development Professions and the Advancement Network. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in journalism.


2020 Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Workshop

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Julie Littlechild, Sarah Owen, Amina Anderson, Garrett March, Molly Rand

Registration is now closed. Please email if you have questions. This workshop, exclusively available for members of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers and build professional skills! Network members may register up to three staff member attendees at no cost. Featuring speakers from community foundations across the country, topics covered… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Donor Check-in Meetings

Posted on December 2, 2019 by Molly Rand, Marie D’Costa, Bob Eichinger, Susan Willey

What is on the agenda for your annual or more frequent donor check-in meetings? Bob Eichinger and Molly Rand from the Chicago Community Trust, Marie D’Costa from the New York Community Trust, and Susan Willey from the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation will share how they connect with donors and structure their check-in meetings with families… Read More