Ishan Johnson

Current Position


Chicago, IL

Associate Director, Philanthropy

2021 - Present
• Portfolio manager for individual donors with the capacity to make gifts of $25K+ • Advocate for donors from underrepresented communities to participate in Philanthropy
Chicago, IL

Associate Director of Development

2019 - 2021
• Responsible for 175+ households, who collectively contributed 850K annually • Primary solicitor of individual, major, & planned gifts, directing all moves management strategy • Created unique stewardship outreach and events to engage donors • Internal lead for the organization's feasibility study, in preparation for a first-ever endowment campaign


Ishan Johnson

Experienced empathy and equity-driven fundraising professional with expertise in: major gifts, capital campaigns, annual fund, special events, complex project management, marketing and communications, donor engagement, and volunteer management. I aim to maximize awareness and ROI by providing key constituents, colleagues, and stakeholders with a mission-focused strategy. As an IDEA Champion, I’m a proud advocate for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. Within the fundraising space, I help to create spaces for development professionals from underrepresented minority groups to share, strengthen, and grow in influence.