Bill Devore, CFRE

Associate Vice President

“My desire is to help philanthropic organizations reach their full potential through meaningful and effective board engagement, staff development and donor cultivation and stewardship."

Bill Devore has over 30 years of fundraising and not-for-profit experience in higher education, healthcare, faith-based and civic organizations.  He has served as Executive Director of the College of Lake County Foundation, Director of the Victory Hospital Foundation, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for the Bank of Waukegan and President of the Lake County Family YMCA Board of Directors and the Zion-Benton Township High School Board of  Education (all in Lake County, IL).

He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has served as a faculty member for the CFRE Survey/Certification course.  He has also been active with the Council for Resource Development (CRD) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The current Township Clerk for Benton Township in Northeastern Lake County, IL, he is a professional narrator, emcee and public address announcer and has designed and implemented successful employee incentive and premium promotion sales programs for the financial services industry.

Joined The Alford Group: 2013


  • Bachelor of Arts in speech from Illinois Wesleyan University; Master of Arts in Speech Education from the University of Illinois; CFRE since 1997.
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