Valerie Thompson

I joined The Actuarial Foundation in 2020 as its first Director of Development. I provide  strategic fundraising vision to support the Foundation’s work and lead the Development team in implementing all philanthropic efforts. Prior to joining the Foundation, I worked in the Chicago nonprofit environment for more than 20 years in both Development and Executive leadership roles, including  roles with American Academy of Dermatology, American Brain Tumor Association, Emergency Fund for Needy People (now known as All Chicago), and Resources for Community Living. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.