Torine Pasek joins AHS as senior director of development

Please join us in welcoming Torine Pasek who will lead the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences’ advancement efforts. She will begin her role as senior director of development and member of the UIC Advancement Management Team on March 16.

Torine brings more than 15 years of successful fundraising experience in higher education, including roles in advancement research, corporate relations, annual fund and major gifts. Most recently, she served as senior director of development for the departments of economics and art history as well as the College of Letters & Science for the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Torine was an integral part of the university’s $4 billion-plus campaign, All Ways Forward, working with faculty, department chairs, board members and the dean of the College of Letters & Science. She secured more than $52 million during her nine-year tenure at Wisconsin, primarily for faculty support.

Prior to Wisconsin, Torine helped build strong university-wide annual fund and reunion giving programs for Northwestern University, breaking the record for reunion giving with 46% alumni participation. Earlier at Northwestern, she worked diligently researching prospects, managing data and writing gift proposals to build and enhance corporate relationships.

Torine earned a BA in History & French from Moravian College and an MA in History from Loyola University Chicago. She enjoys reading, ballet, yoga, painting, drawing and slowly fixing up her home and garden. She lives with her family in Oak Park.

“I am very excited to begin work at UIC and bring private support to such vital work,” Torine said.

“I feel the mission and goals align with my passion for health and addressing the most pressing and immediate needs in our communities. I’m inspired by the work being done within AHS. I’m thrilled to partner with talented faculty, campus leaders, and help drive the mission and vision of UIC forward.”

Please welcome Torine to UIC and AHS!

Carlos Crespo and Steven George