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Sean Smith |  Director of Development

Sean Smith (he/him) is a nonprofit executive with over 20 years of experience.

Sean has held chief executive, development, and government affairs positions in nonprofits of varying sizes. Most recently, he has been a consultant advising organizations on a variety of matters, including fundraising, government affairs, strategic planning and board development. Sean has served in senior positions at Howard Brown Health, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ+ community health center, and Center on Halsted, the thriving Chicago LGBTQ+ community center. He has also served as President & CEO of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, as a fundraiser and gala manager at the Museum of Science and Industry, and as national director of development for an international charity founded by a senior member of the British Royal Family.

He celebrates Chicago as “The City of Neighborhoods” and enjoys its rich ethnic and racial diversity. A proud descendant of German immigrants on his mom’s side, and Irish on his dad’s, Sean celebrates the American immigrant experience, including the German and Irish diasporas.

Contact Information


Phone: 773-561-9181

    DANK Haus
    German American Cultural Center 

    4740 North Western Ave. 
    Chicago, IL 60625

    DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

    DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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