Daisy Copeland

Development Director

Daisy is thrilled to be joining the Mudlark team! Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Daisy received her B.A. in Black Studies from Denison University. She started her career as an administrative professional in management consulting before transitioning to the non-profit sector in 2016. Formerly the Head of Content & Community at Paige & Paxton, Inc., she also most recently managed the Banking On Our Future youth financial literacy program in Chicago, as a Youth Empowerment Program Manager for Operation HOPE, Inc.


A passionate volunteer, Daisy organizes community outreach programs that promote equity and increase racial understanding. She serves on the Kingsley Elementary School Advisory Committee, co-chairs Kingsley's Parent Conversations About Race and serves as a regular volunteer with Books & Breakfast. Daisy is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and had served on its Central Region Board of Directors and re-chartered its Evanston alumnae chapter where she currently serves as the chapter president. She is part of Evanston’s first community cohort that completed the nationally recognized SEED professional development program in December 2017, which works to create conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity. She also participated in Evanston Cradle to Career’s community leadership council, Advocates for Action, which completed its inaugural training program in May. Then, thanks in large part to EC2C and Evanston’s Equity & Empowerment Commission, Daisy completed Beyond Diversity in June, a two-day seminar designed to increase understanding of the impact of race on student learning while exploring the role that racism plays in institutionalizing academic achievement disparities. She most enjoys cookouts with family and friends and outings with her husband and two daughters.