Caroline McAteer has worked at DePaul University since 2001 and held roles in the Career Center managing employer relationships and more recently as Director of Development in the Office of Advancement. Her previous experience includes working as a recruiter at a staffing firm and outside sales in the telecommunications industry.
Caroline was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was a teenager. Her personal experience with this often misunderstood disease has led to her desire to raise awareness of epilepsy, and she is thrilled to do so through the Danny Did Foundation.
In addition to her work with the Danny Did Foundation, Caroline served for 14 years on the board of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce representing DePaul and held seats on the boards for nonprofits including the Leader Council of the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Personal PAC, ICHIP – Illinois Comprehensive Insurance Plan – and a Chicago Public School’s Local School Council. Caroline is a 2014 graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, a fellowship that trains women to become effective leaders in Illinois government and politics, and was an Illinois State Senate candidate in 2017-18.
She holds a BA in public relations from the University of Dayton and an MS in public service administration from DePaul University.
Caroline is honored to advocate on behalf of the epilepsy community in this role for the Danny Did Foundation. She joined the board of directors in 2013, served as president for 3 years and is happy to continuing serving as Vice President and Development Chair. She lives with her husband and their young daughter Norah, who is her pride and joy, in Chicago.