Collin Czilli is a program associate on the Managed Organizations team, based in the Chicago office. He provides operational, financial, administrative, and compliance services to projects hosted at the New Venture Fund, Hopewell Fund, and Windward Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). His portfolio consists of projects focused on water conservation, civic engagement, and social action.
Prior to joining Arabella, Collin worked for Indiana University Northwest, where he oversaw placement testing operations for newly admitted students and worked with the Academic Success and Achievement Programs office in direct student support roles, including serving as the scholar mentor for 21st Century Scholarship students.
In addition to his role at Arabella, Collin serves as an elected member of the City Council in his hometown of Portage, Indiana. In this role, he serves as a direct link between residents and city government. As a member of the city’s fiscal and legislative body, he has championed fiscal responsibility in project management. He has worked with various stakeholders to create a “youth advisor” position for high school students and to launch new, inter-governmental cooperative agreements to reduce the duplication of services from overlapping units of government.
Collin earned his bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in earth science from Indiana University Northwest. While at IU Northwest, he was the recipient of the John and Patricia Ryan Scholarship and the 2014 Political Science Department Award. Collin was also awarded the Promise of the Future Award by the One Region/Quality of Life Council in 2013.