Chuck Swirsky

Director of Development
University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

Chuck Swirsky is the Director of Development for the Urban Education Institute (UEI). Chuck represents UEI with current and prospective donors and supports each unit of the organization. He serves on the leadership team to serve the organization’s funding needs and help fund and advance the work.

Prior to UEI, Chuck spent five years at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), serving in numerous intergovernmental and fundraising positons -- the last being Executive Director of External Affairs for CPS and Executive Director of the Children’s First Fund. Before coming to Chicago in 2011, Swirsky served as Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s campaign manager for seven years and also worked on the campaigns of Sen. Chris Dodd and Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Chuck earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003.