Aly Vander Stoep

Senior Vice President

“I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.”
- Thuli Madonsela


Aly Vander Stoep is a Senior Vice President in the Higher Education practice area at GG+A, where she partners with nonprofits in higher education in campaign planning and management, principal gift strategy, volunteer management, and fundraising performance management and metrics. She brings 19 years of public and private higher education experience to the firm, having served as Associate Vice President for Development, Assistant Vice President for Campaign, and Senior Director of Principal Gifts. Aly's expertise includes 

  • Campaign Planning & Management  
  • Principal Gift Strategy 
  • Volunteer Management 
  • Fundraising Performance Management & Metrics 

Prior to joining GG+A, Aly was Associate Vice President for Development, having previously served as Assistant Vice President for Campaign at Seattle University, where she set strategic direction for principal and major gifts, corporate foundation relations, gift planning, events, and donor relations for her team. Aly served as the president’s campaign strategist for The Campaign for the Uncommon Good, where she provided leadership and oversight for eight campaign task force committees, developed prospect strategy and utilized campaign analytics to evaluate donor readiness . She also drove collaboration and engaged key partners across the university, successfully leading the campaign through its completion raising $302 million of the $275 million goal.  

Aly has provided management and oversight for Seattle University’s Board of Regents and strategic leadership for a principal gifts pipeline program at University of Washington.  

Aly holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education and Biology from University of Wisconsin, Steven’s Point. She is a Trustee with the Bainbridge Community Foundation, a member of the Fundraising and Marketing Committee with Amara, and has previously been a Board Member and Board Chair with PeaceTrees Vietnam in Seattle. 


  • College of Charleston Foundation
  • Florida State University Foundation
  • Iowa State University Foundation
  • Louisiana State University Foundation
  • McGill University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mouse-Free Marion Project
  • Northern Arizona University Foundation
  • Northwestern University
  • Radford University
  • Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
  • Stony Brook Foundation
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of South Dakota Foundation
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Minnesota Foundation
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of South Dakota Foundation
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Western Ontario
Areas of Expertise
  • Campaign planning and management
  • Fundraising Performance Management/Metrics
  • Principal Gift Strategy
  • Volunteer Management

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