Director of Development

Kimberly joined the TimeLine staff in 2019. Her development career spans more than 20 years and includes experience in grant writing, prospect research and management, gift processing and database administration, capital campaigns, annual fund, and special events for large cultural institutions like Lincoln Park Zoo and the Museum of Science & Industry and small conservation organizations like Openlands Project.

Kimberly’s first TimeLine experience was seeing GUANTANAMO: HONOR BOUND TO DEFEND FREEDOM. It was the first piece of documentary theatre she’d seen and it cemented her belief that theatre is well-suited to bring current events to life, not just to interpret historical events or characters.

Any theatre that pushes an audience to engage intellectually and reflect on social and political issues is right in my wheelhouse. All my favorite theatrical experiences are the ones where I’m confronted with new viewpoints or circumstances.

A past president of the Illinois Chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA-IL), Kimberly has presented at conferences for AASP, APRA International, CASE and AFP Midwest. She holds a BA degree in Theatre, with an emphasis in acting & directing, from Michigan State University.

I feel lucky to be working with such a tremendous group of people who bring vibrant, diverse stories to life and amplify voices that resonate with our lives and our times.

Contact Kimberly A. Montroy:

773-281-8463 x 26

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