Director of the Varsity I Association
Assistant Director of Development
Entering his 10th year with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Chris Tuttle began working for the Office of Athletic Development in May of 1998. Prior to joining the development staff, Tuttle worked as a Volunteer Illini Football Recruiter - serving as program coordinator from 1997-1998, assistant director of summer camps, administrative assistant for the Fighting Illini Newspaper, president of the Orange Krush, as well as a founding member of the Orange Krush Foundation Board.
During his three-year tenure as president of the Orange Krush, Tuttle helped to plan, implement, and build the Orange Krush Foundation, which has since raised over $500,000 for charity, including fully endowing an Illini men's basketball scholarship in the name of the late basketball star, Matt Heldman.
A native of Rantoul, IL, and a graduate from Rantoul Township High School, Chris earned two degrees from the University of Illinois. In 1998 he received his Bachelors in Accounting and in May 2000 he received his Masters Degree in Sports Management.
After working as a graduate assistant for the Office of Athletic Development from 1998-2000, Tuttle was hired full-time and transported to the satellite Chicago Office where he now works as assistant director of development and director of the Varsity "I" Association.
Chris's primary duties are the stewardship and cultivation of new and current donors to the I FUND, directing all activities for former Illini athlete(s)/letterwinner(s), coordinating of special events in the Chicagoland area, and serving as a liaison between the athletic department and the Illini Clubs in Northern Illinois.
Tuttle can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (312) 575-7850, or at the downtown Chicago office.