Jaye Hobart is the Director of Development and joined the Civic Federation in September 2019. In this role, Jaye works directly with the President and alongside communications, development and membership staff to advance the overall development strategy for the Federation.
Prior to joining the Civic Federation, Jaye worked at Woods Fund Chicago managing a city-wide racial equity process. She also worked at the Center for New Community and the ACLU of New Mexico’s Regional Center for Border Rights. She received her M.A. from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Luther College. Jaye is a 2021 Leadership in Democracy Fellow at the McCormick Foundation and a 2020 Fundraising for Good Leader at the Loyola University Chicago Baumhart Center. Jaye serves on the board of the HANA Center and Korean Adoptees of Chicago and co-leads the API Affinity Group of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter.