As Vice President for GG+A’s Asia Pacific focus area, Amy Parker resides in Hong Kong and helps bring all of the resources of the firm to parts of Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Amy’s diverse institutional and development consulting experience extends the firm’s global practice and enhances clients’ ability to realize far-reaching philanthropic endeavors.
Prior to joining GG+A, Amy served the Smithsonian Institution for eight years, first as Director of Individual Giving for the National Museum of American History and later as Associate Director for Advancement and Strategic Planning at the National Portrait Gallery, where she provided leadership on fundraising, strategic planning, board development, and special events. Joining the Smithsonian during its $1.5 billion fundraising campaign, she served as co-chair of the campaign’s roles and responsibilities workgroup and helped form the institution’s campaign guidelines for staffing, prospect management, and philanthropic financial support.
Amy’s experience moving fundraising efforts to the next level includes building a high-performing major gifts team at the New York Public Library, where she used donor research and data analytics to transform the institution’s fundraising culture to a relationship management model. Amy also served the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in the role of Director of Donor Relations, a newly created position based on her vision for an endowment stewardship program that inspired continued giving.
Amy holds a Master of Arts in English, Literary and Cultural Theory from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Cultural Studies from Chatham University. She has held the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential since 2009.