As president & CEO, Mike leads DuPage Foundation in growing its capacity and impact to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County. He works closely with the Board, volunteer leaders, and staff to set the organization’s strategic vision, build community partnerships, and help people achieve their unique charitable goals while connecting their interests with local needs and opportunities.
Mike's areas of focus include donor-advised funds, community and not-for-profit endowments, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of cash and appreciated assets such as stock, mutual funds, retirement assets (including IRA QCDs), insurance, real estate, and closely-held business interests.
Prior to Mike’s appointment as chief staff officer in 2023, he led the Foundation’s Advancement Department for 10 years, most recently as executive vice president for advancement, helping the Foundation achieve a period of unprecedented growth. He began his career with the Foundation in 2003 as its first full-time development officer before going on to study and practice law in the Chicago area until his return to the organization in 2013.
Mike graduated magna cum laude from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a minor in music. He earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
Mike is a board member of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council, a past president of Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council, a past board member of the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN), and a member of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving. He is also a member of the Eighteenth Circuit Pro Bono Committee and has been an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) where he has served as a presenter and member of numerous committees.
In 2016 Mike was recognized by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce as an Inaugural “Four Under 40” recipient. He is also a two-time recipient of the DCBA Board of Directors’ Award (2013-2014; 2016-2017) and a past recipient of WSPN's Distinguished Service Award (2016).
Mike has been a resident of DuPage County since 2003 and currently resides in Lombard with his wife, Elizabeth.