Ken Bigger, AM’94, PhD’05

Chicago, Illinois

Senior Major Gift Officer (Director, Foundation and Corporate Giving)
Illinois Institute of Technology

Ken Bigger, AM’94, PhD’05, held several positions at the University of Chicago both before and after completing his doctorate, including director of principal gifts strategy and associate secretary of the University. He is a former board member of Brent House, the Episcopal campus ministry at the University of Chicago. Bigger represents the Divinity School on the Alumni Board.

Bigger is an advancement and nonprofit professional with more than 15 years of experience working in fundraising and volunteer engagement in higher education and other nonprofits. He currently serves as senior major gift officer for Illinois Institute of Technology, with a focus on foundation and corporate giving.

In 2012 he cofounded Murder Ballad Monday, a regular column on folk and popular music, hosted by Sing Out! magazine since January 2015.

He is married to Sara F. Bigger, AM’92. They served as resident heads of Shorey House in Pierce Tower from 2000 to 2005.