Steve Messina

Director of Development

Steve Messina is CICS’s Development Director who works to further connect our network and schools to generous donors looking to fuel opportunity for our students. As our lead in fundraising, he specializes in relationships, building strategic and dynamic outreach and sharing the impact of CICS.

Steve's passion for helping gather support can be traced back to his personal connections with education, where he believes a foundation is set for an amazing future. At the Archdiocese of Chicago, Steve was an integral part of a capital campaign team that raised $423M as well as establishing a major gift team focused on education and human services funding. Steve led the advancement department at Marist High School as they completed a transformation $15M campaign prior to coming to CICS.

Steve holds a Masters Degree in Management and Marketing from Lewis University and a B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan University. Personally, he's supported by a wonderful wife and two amazing kids that keep his schedule full of adventures.

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