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April Donnellan


April K. Donnellan joined Global Philanthropy Partnership as Executive Director in 2005. She previously served as Program Director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to that, April was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State completing assignments in Port Louis, Mauritius and Washington, DC. April served as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, and as a sanctions/peacekeeping officer covering the Middle East and Africa. She earned a Meritorious Honor Award for her work implementing multilateral sanctions. A former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, April is a graduate of Georgetown University and is fluent in French.

A Girl Scout troop leader from 2006-2019, April also served on the board of the Women’s Global Education Project and currently serves as a member of the board of the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.  

In addition, April was featured in the Chicago Business Journal article Chicago philanthropist became aware of global issues at the family dinner table.