Abby is the Director of Communications at Urban Gateways focused on internal and external communications supporting the organization’s diverse program portfolio and fundraising efforts. Abby also manages the organization’s special events including the Art for All Gala. Abby began her career in community arts as a Program Associate with Snow City Arts, an organization that provides in-hospital arts education for pediatric patients in Chicago. Following her work at Snow City Arts, Abby served as Director of Marketing and Communications for Green City Market and later as a fundraiser for the Old Town School of Folk Music, building their membership structure and auto-renewal programs as well as raising funds for their capital campaign for the East Building in Lincoln Square. Most recently, Abby worked for Cannon Design, an international design firm, creating innovative marketing strategies and proposals for their healthcare market. Abby finished her Masters’ thesis on Positive Youth Development and Mentoring Programs and in May of 2010 received her Master’s of Arts Management from Columbia College of Chicago. Before living in Chicago, Abby grew up in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois and received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University in Photography. In addition to her work with Urban Gateways, Abby teaches vinyasa yoga around the city.