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Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago

Welcome to the Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago (KACC) website!


Don't Miss the Opportunity to Benefit From Your Kellogg Network

The Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago (KACC) provides a terrific opportunity to enrich your connections, careers and lives through an ongoing array of social, professional development and networking events that are offered exclusively to Kellogg alumni living in the Chicagoland area. Make sure you have your alumni contact information updated in the Kellogg Alumni Directory to ensure you receive all KACC and Alumni Relations news.

If you are interested in learning more or joining a KACC Committee, please contact one of our board members:


The Club committees plan and execute activities in the following areas:

The Communications Committee is central to developing awareness and engagement in Chicago Club events, serving as the fulcrum for Club connection to alumni. Key areas of support include:

  • Identification of appropriate social and electronic media channels to reach into new and existing alumni, including students.
  • Working with the Office of Advancement to leverage school resources and create synergistic communications execution.
  • Overseeing a club calendar of events as a management tool for synergy within and across clubs as well as with Kellogg.

The Community Relations Committee provides opportunities for Kellogg alumni to serve the Chicago community in which they live and work.  The committee will seek to develop programs in three key areas:  

  • Establish a robust nonprofit board connection to link Kellogg alumni with appropriate nonprofit board opportunities.
  • Develop opportunities to leverage alumni skills and interests for community outreach projects, including the annual Kellogg Cares event that is run by current students.
  • Raise awareness of the existing philanthropic activities of our alumni and help support the many worthwhile organizations in our community.

The Engagement Committee is responsible for keeping a dynamic connection with both students and alumni to get involved with the Club steering committee.  Key areas of support include:

  • Identification of potential alums to support Club events, planning and advisory committees.
  • Developing and executing a strategy to solicit alumni interest and helping to integrate interested alums into planning committees.
  • Playing a visible role at Club events to solicit participation on the Board. 

The Partnership Committee is responsible for establishing and building a relationship with other alumni clubs and professional organizations.

  • Acts as a liaison between KACC and the NU Club of Chicago, KACC-West, MBA Alliance, Chicago Booth, Kellogg Executive Women's Network, Kellogg Black Alumni Club, Kellogg Alumni Real Estate Club and the Kellogg Alumni Private Equity Club. The committee also supports student groups getting engaged with the club.
  • Identifies opportunities for cross promotion of events to enhance the networking opportunities and attendance at KACC events.

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for planning and execution of events that advance the professional expertise of Chicago area Kellogg Alumni through organized learning and networking opportunities.

  • Develops a calendar of events to support Club segmentation strategy to appeal to different alumni interests for specific industries and interests (Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Health Care, Finance and Private Equity).
  • Plans and executes segmented events coordinating with Metrics and Engagement committees.
  • Develops strategy and execution of keystone events that bring together industry leaders and academic experts with Kellogg alumni interested in the field, and presenting educational opportunities to enhance skills and provide insights into emerging business theory and practice.

The Social Committee is responsible for event planning and execution which provides networking and collegial interaction with alums.

  • Develops a calendar of events to support Club segmentation strategy to appeal to different alumni interests for engagement.
  • Plans and executes segmented events coordinating with Metrics and Engagement committees.
  • Develops strategy and execution of keystone events including the Purple Tie Affair to deepen ongoing ties with the school.

We look forward to having you join us!

Kellogg Alumni Club President

Brian Schafer '05


Office of Advancement
Kellogg School of Management
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2800
847.467.2586