Shefali Trivedi is the Executive Director of Giving DuPage. She joined the organization in September 2013, with a 30-year career in marketing, sales and project management as well as a background of working in service for fifteen years. Her nonprofit experience includes working for one of the largest food banks in the country, Greater Chicago Food Depository, as well as an environmental education center.  Her service career extended to government as she worked on environmental initiatives in DuPage County.

During her tenure, the organization has increased volunteer engagement by 250%, grown the organization’s presence on social networks exponentially and started the DuPage Nonprofit Conference, with over 250 nonprofit attendees most recently.

In 2020, the organization launched the first ever Giving DuPage Days event, a virtual community fundraiser supporting 100+ local charities. In three years, this event has engaged over 7,300 donors and raised $995,386 for hundreds of DuPage nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Trivedi is a speaker on volunteerism, philanthropy & community engagement and has presented to chambers, colleges, community groups and faith organizations. In 2019, she was recognized as a recipient of the ‘Most Influential Women in Business’ award with the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

Kyle Bergfors is the Communications Specialist of Giving DuPage joining the organization in August 2021. Kyle has experience in both government and media settings including Congresswoman Robin Kelly, local candidates running for office, Humanity First for Illinois, and both freelance & published photographic work.

Mr. Bergfors received his BA in Political Science and Media Studies (2019) and MA in Communications (2021) from Governors State University.

Volunteers

Our volunteers are incredibly dedicated individuals who commit an immense amount of their personal time to helping Giving DuPage. Their amazing talent, experience, energy and positive attitude make it possible for Giving DuPage to deliver on its mission. Our success is made possible through their generosity. Thank you Giving DuPage volunteers!

Linda Dean