Andrew Chiacchierini works closely with faculty at the Korbel School to develop research programs and oversees the division’s grant proposal writing in effort to secure external funding from private foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Since his arrival in 2011, he has worked diligently to transform the organizational fundraising efforts at the Korbel School into a centralized, strategic school-wide approach.
Before joining the Unviersity of Denver, Andrew was an assistant director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Chicago and a research analyst at Loyola University Chicago. At the University of Chicago, Andrew was part of a team that raised between $95 and $130 million annually from private foundations.
He earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Richmond and a Master’s degree in early modern English Literature from the University of Chicago where he wrote a thesis on John Milton’s Paradise Lost and the politics of monarchy in seventeenth century England. As a volunteer, he has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Chicago and a number of canine rescue organizations. Andrew is an avid skier, hiker, and outdoors enthusiast. He resides close to campus in Denver with his two dogs, Junior and Snowy.