Michael Cleavenger joined CCA in December 2018 and is a Business Development representative located in the Chicago office. Michael ran and built companies for over 20 years in the Lighting, Natural Gas distribution and Real-estate industries as well as raising venture money in the music industry. Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit administration and he has raised more than $150 million for major gifts, capital and endowment campaigns.
His experience includes senior management and development positions at The Chicago History Museum, Episcopal Charities and Community Services, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, and Victory Gardens Theatre. Michael currently serves on the board of St. Bernard’s Hospital in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Michael is also involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Michael is an alumnus of Colgate University, and has additional credentials from the University of Chicago, the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and the Wharton School of Business.