Amy Sings In The Timber
Director of Donor Relations
Amy Sings In The Timber joined the CBF staff as Director of Donor Relations in September 2015. Amy’s primary responsibility is to help donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to The Chicago Bar Foundation. She works with donors to help them identify their philanthropic goals and make significant investments to realize those goals in their community. Amy is responsible for securing major individual and corporate gifts to the CBF, and increasing donor retention and engagement with the organization.
Prior to joining the CBF, Amy was the Executive Director of the Montana Justice Foundation, Montana’s Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts Program (IOLTA) and state bar foundation. In that role, she was responsible for leading and overseeing the foundation’s work to increase access to justice for all Montanans. During her tenure, Amy designed and implemented successful IOLTA and private development campaigns, generating unprecedented legal aid program resources. Amy also mobilized the access to justice community to successfully petition the Montana Supreme Court to create an Access to Justice Commission, which she then staffed and supported.
Amy earned her law degree from the University of Montana School of Law, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin for her undergraduate and graduate studies respectively. She has presented at conferences on a number of topics, including cy pres, access to justice, resource development for civil legal aid, and social/racial justice.
Amy has also served in many volunteer leadership roles, including: Trustee for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Civil Policy Group, President of the National Conference of Bar Foundations, Treasurer of the National Association of IOLTA Programs, and Trustee for the Montana Budget and Policy Center.
Amy spends her down time with her husband and two young children, hiking, horseback riding and eating pastry.