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Kaye Oberhausen, MA, MBA

Assistant Dean for Advancement

Chief Advancement Officer

Office of Advancement

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

1189 SPHPI


1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-4501


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Kaye serves as the Assistant Dean for Advancement for the UIC School of Public Health, leading a team at the school in charge of all fundraising, donor stewardship and alumni relations. Previously, Kaye served as the Development Director for the Chicago Chapter of The Posse Foundation, a youth leadership and college success non-profit. While at Posse, Kaye led all fundraising efforts for Posse Chicago including major gifts, corporate and foundation giving and board management. Posse Chicago raised its budget for the first time in its 15-year history under Kaye’s leadership with a growth of 22 percent in her first year. Kaye also closed the largest major gift in Posse Chicago history and developed a strategic moves management plan to continue to grow major giving for the chapter.

Prior to her work at Posse, Kaye served as the Associate Director of Development for the Chicago conservation non-profit Openlands for over four years. She led individual giving efforts and executed and planned large-scale events for the organization. Kaye also served as a leader on the strategic planning committee in 2014, helping to develop the next five-year plan for both fundraising and programmatic growth for the organization. Prior to Openlands, Kaye was the Development Manager for Victory Gardens Theater and Development Associate for the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

Kaye possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

Professional Leadership

Management Fellow, Class of 2016, Development Leadership Consortium


MBA, University of Cincinnati
MA, University of Cincinnati
BA, University of Kentucky