Charlotte Davis McGhee

Vice President for Advancement Services

Biography

Charlotte Davis McGhee, Vice President for Advancement Services, has more than 42 years of experience in fundraising systems and support services in both academic and business environments.

She has a special expertise in the management of gift and pledge processing; database management; system support for prospect management; providing an effective bridge between financial and technical departments and end users in the analysis of business processes in support of fundraising programs; in the definition of computer system requirements and system implementation; and in the management of the interfaces between fundraising and accounting operations. Her extensive managerial experience includes staff training and supervision.

Prior to joining GG+A, Charlotte was Director of Magazine Systems at Reed Publishing, now Reed Elsevier. From 1983 to 1994, she was responsible for system business analysis, design specification, testing, installation, and training. In addition to developing EDP business plans and budgets, Charlotte developed and supervised staff that provided information technology services for all 140 publications and business divisions, including corporate accounting. Her management systems innovations include an executive information system for modeling and forecasting, an international direct mail system for Reed PLC, and numerous marketing, billing, and production systems.

From 1981 to 1983, Charlotte served as Director of Management Information Systems at Brandeis University, where she established the MIS Department and introduced office automation to the campus. Charlotte supervised the design and implementation of systems for the financial and development divisions, created a new chart of accounts, resolved conflicting demands on an institution-wide basis, and established procedures for decentralizing data entry and database management. Charlotte designed an accounting system to meet management decision and reporting needs, and implemented a system to assist the University's loan portfolio management. In addition, she designed a fundraising, marketing, and accounts receivable system that improved transaction processing productivity by more than 300 percent.

At Radcliffe College from 1973 through 1981, Charlotte held two positions. As Assistant Administrative Dean, Charlotte introduced computers to the College, managed the computer facility, selected and installed equipment, and trained and supervised the business computing and accounting staff. She implemented a fundraising, alumni relations, and accounts receivable system that has been adopted by more than 60 major universities and colleges since 1976. Charlotte introduced cost analysis and control systems as well as budget preparation and monitoring procedures that resulted in cost savings for the College. Moreover, Charlotte implemented cash flow management procedures that enabled investment managers to optimize earnings. She also monitored compliance on all grants and contracts. As Director of Development at Radcliffe, Charlotte established an office for government, corporation, and foundation fundraising.

Charlotte received her bachelor’s degree from Chatham College and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has completed additional training at the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program and Coopers and Lybrand (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers). She served as Project Director at the Robert Taft Institute of Government and was a Fellow of the American Association of University Women.

Clients
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Albright College
  • American Association of University Women
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • University of the Arts
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Babson College
  • Ball State University
  • Barack Obama Foundation
  • Ben-Gurion University
  • University of Birmingham
  • Bowling Green University
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Bridgewater State College
  • LDS Philanthropies/Brigham Young University
  • Bristol University
  • Bryant University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • California State University, Chico
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Cambridge
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
  • Children's Home + Aid
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • City of Hope
  • City University London
  • Clarkson University
  • Clemson University
  • College of William and Mary
  • University of Colorado System
  • Columbia University
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
  • Connecticut State University System
  • Dana Hall School
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Durham University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Emporia State University
  • Erikson Institute
  • Georgetown University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Graduate Theological Union
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard University
  • University of Hawai'i
  • Hebrew SeniorLife
  • University of Houston
  • Indiana State University
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • INSEAD
  • Institute of Medicine
  • Iowa State University
  • Ivey School of Business
  • The Jewish Museum
  • Kansas State University
  • KCET
  • Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Kent State University
  • King's College Cambridge
  • University of Leeds
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Liverpool Johns Moores University
  • London Health Sciences Foundation
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • The Madeira School
  • University of Maryland Medical System Foundation
  • Marymount University
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • McGill University
  • McGill University Health Care Foundation
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mercy Corps
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • University of Minnesota Institute of Technology
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Montréal Children's Hospital
  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Mount St. Mary’s College
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Jewish Medical and Research Foundation
  • New World Symphony
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University Foundation
  • Oxford University
  • Partners Healthcare System
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • The University of Queensland
  • Radcliffe College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Ripon College
  • University of Rochester
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Seton Hall University
  • Sidwell Friends School
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of South Florida
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Stanford University
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  • The Summit Country Day School
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Sydney Opera House
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • The University of Toledo
  • Utah State University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Washington
  • Western Illinois University
  • Western University
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Wyoming
  • Yale University

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