Chuck Benya

Development Director

Chuck Benya has led in senior development efforts for over 20 years at Heartland Health Alliance, Vital Bridges, Illinois Alliance for Arts Education, The Martin Luther King Center Performing and Cultural Arts Center and Thrive Counseling Center. Collectively, Chuck has helped organizations raise more than $75 million. As a consultant, he has piloted several start-ups and reboots, EAT REAL and the ISS’s Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.

Chuck is an avid cook, writer, and reader. In his free time, he’s looking for a new dining spot or place on the map to visit. Chuck can be reached at