Elyse Cowles



Elyse has been working with Chicago mission-based organizations since 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Originally from Solana Beach, California, Elyse moved to Chicago to attend The Theatre School and pursue her passion for the performing arts. Elyse’s commitment to the performing arts has allowed her to work with a variety of Chicago arts institutions including Lookingglass Theater and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Elyse specializes in social media strategy and narrative voice development. Over the past five years she has managed social media campaigns for non-profits and for-profit organizations’ in hospitality, healthcare, sales and retail.

In addition to fundraising, Elyse is interested in the intersection between arts and technology. She is an Artistic Associate Producer for Cor Theatre. Elyse lives in Bucktown and volunteers for 826Chi and Chicago’s PAWS.