Emily Summers

Director of Development


Emily Summers is the Director of Development at Future Founders. In this role, she connects with people and organizations who share the values of Future Founders and helps them invest in its mission. Emily looks forward to getting more immersed in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Prior to joining Future Founders, Emily was an Associate Director of Major Gifts at the University of Chicago, where she courted alumni and friends on the West Coast.

Emily earned a Bachelors in Economics from Ripon College. In her spare time, she serves on the board of the Development Leadership Consortium.

Emily is motivated by a desire to help thoughtful people make a change in the world, however big or small. She believes in the power of philanthropy to shape a more inclusive and equitable society.