Governance Committee Chair 2021-2022
Fundraising professional and natural leader, Danielle Wilberg, is known for her captivating presence, organizing expertise, and ability to lead teams and motivate others. Danielle’s work both within The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) and within the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana (JLCU) demonstrates a propensity for uniting people and creating strategies that facilitate progress.
Danielle’s Junior League experience began in 2003, and with each passing year her involvement has grown in scope and impact. Her extensive resume of Junior League work includes leading the JLCU’s re-engagement in local and state advocacy as part of the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC). She also conducted legislative advocacy training for JLCU members. In addition to her advocacy work, Danielle has served as JLCU President and was the League’s first Executive Vice President.
Danielle’s work with AJLI began in 2010 when she served on the Dues Task Force. In this role, Danielle worked on several association-wide proposals and helped to craft a final report so that both the Board and the League Leaders could consider all options prior to making final decisions the following year. When Danielle became a member of the AJLI Governance Committee in 2013, she led the internal work group where she again used her strong analytical and consensus building skills to help improve internal processes.
Danielle's fundraising expertise is another valuable asset she continues to utilize in her League, community and beyond. Professionally, Danielle works as the Director of Development for Eastern Illinois University and is the President-Elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, East Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and is finishing her Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from North Park University this fall.