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Jeromé (pronounced “Jeremy”) Holston is campaign fundraising manager for We Rise Together: For an Equitable & Just Recovery, an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust.
In this role, he manages fundraising and donor cultivation. Prior to this role, Jerome’ spent several years as the Executive Director of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois. Before that, Jeromé was an Associate Director with CCS Fundraising and was the Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff in Governor Pat Quinn’s office.
He is currently Co-Chair of AFP Chicago LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, Board Member of YNPN Chicago, and was listed among Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Executives in 2020.
He has a BA in Communications from Alabama State University and an MPA in non-profit management from the University of Illinois at Springfield.