Abby Prescott


Abby is the Associate Director of Development at Urban Gateways focused on individual giving, direct mail, and special event planning including the Art for All Gala.  Abby began her career in community arts as a Program Associate with Snow City Arts, an organization that provides in-hospital arts education for pediatric patients in Chicago. Following her work at Snow City Arts, Abby served as Director of Marketing and Communications for Green City Market and later as a fundraiser for the Old Town School of Folk Music, building their membership structure and auto-renewal programs as well as raising funds for their capital campaign for the new East Building in Lincoln Square. Most recently, Abby worked for Cannon Design, an international design firm, creating innovative marketing strategies and proposals for their healthcare market. Abby finished her Masters’ thesis on Positive Youth Development and Mentoring Programs and in May of 2010 received her Master’s of Arts Management from Columbia College of Chicago. Before living in Chicago, Abby grew up in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois and received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University in Photography. When she isn’t busy being the Queen of Events at Urban Gateways, she can be found in the yoga studio trying out the latest crazy pose – Flying Pigeon, anyone?  Or Dancing Shiva?