Andrew Allred, Vice President, brings to the firm more than 20 years of professional experience in development, fundraising, and management within higher education, medical, and cultural institutions.
Andrew works with clients to build long-term fundraising success in ongoing development efforts and campaigns through consulting, coaching, and interim management positions. By specializing in a team approach, Andrew has worked with clients to create new staffing models, in turn helping them achieve greater fundraising success. He has extensive experience in evaluating current fundraising programs; identifying fundraising opportunities and strategies; organizing fundraising priorities; guiding the planning and execution of major campaigns; and managing all facets of a development program, including planned, principal, major, and annual giving as well as stewardship, advancement services, and donor relations. Andrew’s wealth of experience working with complex universities and healthcare systems, as well as cultural institutions, allows him to understand each client’s distinct culture of philanthropy, helping them build accelerated, sustainable fundraising programs.
Before joining GG+A, Andrew was Vice President for Advancement at Christian Brothers University (CBU). There, he was responsible for leading the advancement and alumni departments to establish better processes, increase engagement among constituents, and generate strategic five-year plans for the University’s annual and capital campaigns. While at CBU, he solicited and secured the five largest gifts in University history and led a team responsible for a 97% increase in overall giving.
Prior to this role, Andrew served as Director of Development, Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Andrew also held a vice president role with the American Heart Association and was a Patient Campaign Director with the National Foundation for Transplants.
Andrew is a graduate of the Executive Class and Fasttrack Classes of Leadership Memphis. He is a current member and past board officer of the Tennessee Advancement Resource Council (TARC), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). In addition, Andrew is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. He is also an alumnus of the Memphis Business Journal's Top 40 under 40 community award.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Memphis.