Nicole Layton


Nicole Layton is a senior philanthropic advisor with The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, she is responsible for managing efforts to cultivate, solicit and steward relationships with advisors of donor advised funds, as well as provide guidance and support for two of the Trust’s group affinity funds – the African American Legacy Fund and the Young Leaders Fund – and a supporting organization.

Layton joined the Trust in 2008. She has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 2010 and currently serves on the AFP board of directors. Layton is also a member of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving and Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy. She previously was a member of the Chicago Foundation for Women’s Women United Giving Council and Program Committee and served on the board of directors for Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program. Layton earned a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from the School of Public Service at DePaul University.