Merit School of Music

Mark Richard

Director of Institutional Giving


Northwestern University, BS, Speech


Mark came to Merit in 2014 by way of Chicago’s theater community, where he worked as a performer, director, writer and administrator for many years. As a business writer, he has also worked for some of the largest companies in the Chicago area.

Favorite Musician:

I’m a huge fan of jazz vocalist Elaine Dame. She performs nationally, but is based in Chicago and has two marvelous CDs.