Eva Keller is a program manager on the Managed Organizations team, working out of the Chicago office. She provides operational, financial, and loan and grant-making support for projects hosted by the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, and Hopewell Fund. Her portfolio consists of projects focused on women’s reproductive rights and criminal justice reform.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Eva worked in fundraising and philanthropy, focusing primarily on the performing arts. While pursuing her MA in philanthropic studies, she held graduate assistantships at The Fund Raising School (within the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) and the St.Vincent Foundation, both in Indianapolis. She also held an internship at the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, a private family foundation providing support primarily to performing arts organizations in Indianapolis. While there, she managed a $40,000 grant allocation pool that funds youth summer programs. Before pursuing her master’s, Eva was the advancement associate for Chicago Children’s Choir, a nonprofit serving over 4,000 young singers in the Chicago area. While there, she worked on a team that raised more than $2 million annually to support the Choir. She has also held internships with major theaters, orchestras, and opera companies, as well as a youth development organization.
Eva graduated from DePaul University in 2011 with a bachelor of music in performing arts management and a minor in business administration. In 2015, she earned her MA in philanthropic studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She also holds a certificate in fund raising management from The Fund Raising School at IUPUI.