Lorraine Klebba Klemz ‘87 received the Damen Award from Loyola University of Chicago in June 2017. Lorraine was recognized for raising more than $100,0000,000 for Catholic churches, schools, and other social service agencies during her career as a professional fundraiser.
Lorraine is best known for running successful capital campaigns and is president of Lorraine Klemz Consulting, Inc. She partners with organizations to create and implement development plans, major gift programs, annual fund/offertory appeals, staff audits, and strategic plans. In addition, she facilitates board retreats, mission and vision sessions, and focus groups. Over the course of her career, Klemz has helped raise more than $100,000,000 in the Chicagoland area. She has been involved with development programs benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.
Klemz received her BA in communications from Loyola University Chicago, earned a master’s degree in educational administration and leadership, and holds an Illinois Type 75 general administrative certificate for grades K–12. She volunteers as a board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.