Working Team

The Working Team is responsible for planning and executing every aspect of the CCFD. They meet monthly throughout the year and follow the CCFD Project Plan and complete assigned tasks. While Working Team members do represent their units, they are more than representatives. They are active team members who contribute time and effort to ensure the success of the CCFD.

Working Team members work nearly year-round to create the fund drive and guide its execution. To learn more about the Working Team or recommend a U of I employee for membership, contact the CCFD Coordinators at

Michelle Gonzales
Office of Public Engagement
Campaign Coordinator

Anna Simon
Associate Director of Special Events
Volunteer Training

Ryan Kimpel
Technology Services at Illinois
Technology Services

Debi Knight
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Karen Yeager
Office of Public Engagement