Erin Walton has been the Executive Director of Rape Victim Advocates since April 2017. Erin previously served as the Development Director at Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS), a 168-year-old child welfare agency recognized for its work with vulnerable children and families. Hired for this position in September 2007, Erin was responsible for supporting the mission and vision of the agency and its general operating budget by developing and implementing fundraising strategies and building collaborative and supportive relationships with both private and public partners. She has focused on increasing support from individual donors, building and cultivating current and prospective relationships, and advancing the agency’s major gifts program. In addition to her organizational work, Erin consults with other not-for-profit organizations in the areas of strategic planning and quality improvement.
Erin also volunteers with Autism Speaks, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and funding research into causes, prevention and cures for autism. She participates through fundraising, donating and advocating on behalf of the children and families affected by autism.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Erin is a wife and a mother of 3 children.