Our Staff

Daniel E. Waclaw, AM'09                  
(773) 702-9322 direct


Affiliated with the University of Chicago since 2008, Daniel Waclaw has managed efforts for various volunteer constituencies through engagement events, annual giving campaigns, and grant-making programs. Prior to his career in development, Daniel took on a host of experiences in the nonprofit sector in Northwest Indiana, working with survivors of domestic abuse as well as at-promise middle-schoolers. He holds an AM in the humanities from the University of Chicago, as well as a BA in English literature from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and now lives in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, where he enjoys gourmet cooking and making music with his wife and cats.

Stella McKearn
Assistant Director

(773) 702-7645 direct

The newest addition to the Women's Board team, Stella has worked at the University since 2015. Prior to her career in development, Stella worked in K-12 educational outreach, primarily with low-income, first-generation college applicants, on behalf of the State of Illinois and Chicago Public Schools. In her spare time, she volunteers with Heartland Health Alliance and Planned Parenthood of Illinois. She holds a BA in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently lives in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago where she knows every dog on her block by name.

Please contact her for general inquiries, questions on events and programs, information about committee activities, and all items related to the Women's Board's annual grant program.

Dorothy M. Burnett
Executive Assistant

(773) 702-5690 direct


At the University of Chicago for more than a decade, Dorothy has held progressively higher-level roles in advancement services. Prior to her work at the University, she worked in professional communications with internal staff as well as external contacts. A people person at heart, Dorothy is a great asset to the Women’s Board, assisting Women’s Board members attentively with their needs and frequently going above and beyond her duties. To further her career, she recently completed her bachelor of science degree in communications from the University of Phoenix in March 2016. In her spare time, Dorothy is an avid bowler and loves reading thrillers—the more mystery involved, the better.

Please contact her for registration or payment issues, giving history, or general inquiries about our programs and activities.


The Office of the Women's Board can be contacted at the following address:

University of Chicago Women's Board
5235 South Harper Court
Seventh Floor
Chicago, IL 60615