Ian Cherutich, Development Associate
Ian Cherutich is a nonprofit fundraising professional and serves as a Development Associate at RespectAbility, supporting the organization in raising funds to further its work of fighting stigmas, expanding opportunities and supporting the development of talented professionals with disabilities.
Cherutich has experience in both the disability and nonprofit fundraising space. As a Housing Intern in Legacy Counseling Center’s Homebase for Housing program, he wrote educational material meant to inform nonprofit professionals on how to best serve people experiencing homelessness who have HIV/AIDS. In his previous role as a Development Associate at Readers 2 Leaders, a children’s literacy nonprofit, Cherutich wrote applications for grant funding, managed the organization’s 2019 North Texas Giving Day fundraising drive, and performed other fundraising tasks as the organization surpassed one million dollars in annual revenue.
Cherutich earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and a Master of Public Policy from The University of Texas at Dallas. During his coursework, he performed research on contemporary issues in American education, and is excited to use this experience to advocate for the educational opportunities of people with disabilities, along with the other great work RespectAbility conducts.
Cherutich is based in Dallas, Texas. In his spare time, he likes to read, play guitar and spend time with his friends and family.