Kim Swinton, Principal

After 30 years as a successful fundraising professional at many noteworthy nonprofit institutions, Kim Swinton founded The Swinton Group (TSG) in 2016. TSG is a premier consulting firm working with nonprofit organizations and their leadership. Kim serves as lead counsel on many capital campaigns, including the reimagined Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock, AR, and the International Women’s Baseball Center in Rockford, IL, both designed by renowned architect Jeanne Gang and her practice, Studio Gang. She has recently served as lead counsel on capital campaign strategy for the American Writers Museum and Chicago Architecture Center, both in Chicago, IL. Highlights of her past fundraising work include: capital campaigns to build Writers Theatre’s state-of-the-art Theater Center, a new cultural icon on Chicago’s North Shore designed by Studio Gang, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s first rehearsal, administrative, and educational facility; WTTW Channel 11’s capital, programmatic, and endowment campaign for digital conversion; and The Goodman Theatre’s inaugural endowment fund. She also advanced Chicago’s Notebaert Nature Museum and Harris Theater for Music and Dance, where, following Grand Openings, she helped to stabilize and grow these organizations by building advancement departments and raising significant support. Swinton received her B.A. from Northern Illinois University, where she was the Dean’s Award winner for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and she holds her M.A. from Northwestern University’s School of Communication.