Marlee Honcoop

Associate Manager, Member Engagement, Forefront


Marlee Honcoop, CNP, is the Associate Manager, Member Engagement at Forefront, formerly Donors Forum, the only regional association in the U.S. that represents both grantmakers and nonprofits, as well as their advisors. She works to increase investment in the social sector, develop top talent, and increase organizational capacity. Marlee is a project lead and manager for Illinois’ first state-wide giving day, #ILGive. In its first year the initiative raise $ 3.9 million and brought together over 600 social impact organizations, businesses, families, and individuals to raise awareness of the importance of giving and to celebrate generosity. #ILGive is part of a larger Forefront initiative to increase individual giving in Illinois. Marlee earned a BS in Business and Economics with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from North Park University in Chicago, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Upcoming SMW Events


Past SMW Events

#ILGive: Mobilizing Donors Online

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Hosted by The Chicago Community Trust

Main Stage 2 - The Merchandise Mart