The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is delighted to introduce you to its Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) Class of Winter 2019! Five new consultants joined our skills-based volunteer program earlier this year, bringing with them professional experiences across multiple business disciplines: human resources, organizational management, strategic planning, communications, and more.


Alexandria (Ali) Freitag

Deloitte Consulting

Sreedevi Gummuluri


Stephanie Hunt


Adam Macino

Talent Acquisition Officer
Fifth Third Bank

Stephen Nichols

SG Strategy

Business Volunteers for the Arts® (BVA) has served Chicago, since 1985, by connecting skilled business professionals with nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in need of high-level assistance. The program strives to:

  • Help organizations improve their operational and management practices;
  • Deliver high-caliber, pro bono consulting services that might otherwise be unavailable;
  • Create rewarding opportunities for business professionals who wish to contribute to their communities; and
  • Stress the reciprocal relationship between the private sector and the arts, forging creative partnerships and connections.

Get Involved

Are you interested in lending your abilities to Chicago’s arts and cultural organizations? Make application to our program!

Four orientations are held each year, Saturday afternoons, between 2 – 5 p.m.

Our Next Orientation: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 2 – 5 p.m. Apply by Friday, April 5, 2019 for program consideration.

For more information, email Kenneth Franco at or call 312.372.1876 ext. 102.

Active A&BC clients can apply for a BVA project—and work with our volunteer consultants—by submitting a BVA Project Proposal. Are you new to A&BC’s programs and services? Become a client by completing a New Client Application. Both project proposals and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, email Braden Cleary at or call 312.372.1876 ext. 105.