Carey Bloomfield

Senior Consulting Vice President

Fundraising is the art of matching donors’ interests and passions with institutional needs. Nothing could be a greater privilege than to help facilitate that partnership, working together to create a better world.


Carey Bloomfield, Senior Consulting Vice President, brings to the firm more than 25 years of professional experience in development and fundraising with higher education, independent schools, and cultural institutions.

Carey works with clients to build fundraising success in campaigns and in ongoing development efforts. She has extensive experience in evaluating current advancement programs; identifying opportunities and strategies for growth; organizing fundraising priorities; guiding the planning and execution of major campaigns; and managing all facets of advancement programs, including principal and major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, alumni relations, and donor relations. Her extensive fundraising and consulting experience makes her particularly qualified to understand the distinct culture and opportunities at a wide range of institutions, from complex public university systems to private colleges, independent schools, and cultural institutions.

Before joining GG+A, Carey served as Director of Development for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), where she helped complete a comprehensive campaign in 2000 with a total of $150 million in contributions, surpassing the campaign goal by $20 million. Prior to this role, Carey served as Chief Advancement Officer at Smith College, growing gift receipts from $26.8 million to $46 million between 1995 and 1998.

She also has more than 10 years of development experience at Harvard University, serving as Assistant Dean, Chief of External Relations for Harvard Business School, and previously as the Business School’s Director of External Relations. Previously, Carey also served as Associate Director for the World Affairs Council of Boston and as Assistant Director of the American Issues Forum Project with the World Affairs Council of Northern California.

Carey is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Women in Development, and The Friday Forum. She was President of Group I Directors of Development, League of American Orchestras, and is a Trustee of the Dana Hall School and Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard.

Carey received her bachelor’s degree in French literature, studying at Brown University and graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Rochester. She also studied French literature in the master’s program at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Albright College
  • American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • The Asia Society
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • The Blake School
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
  • Bryant University
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
  • Bucknell University
  • The Cambridge School of Weston
  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
  • Carthage College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
  • Celebrity Series of Boston
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • Christ School
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Concordia University, Chicago
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dana Hall School
  • Eisenhower Fellowships
  • Elon University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Emory University School of Law
  • The Explorers Club
  • Florida West Coast Symphony
  • Fordham University
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia State University
  • Goucher College
  • Greenwich Country Day School
  • Haverford College
  • Horace Mann School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Ivey School of Business
  • Louisiana State University Foundation
  • Louisiana State University Ourso College of Business
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mercersburg Academy
  • Miami University
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Missouri State University
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • National Arts Centre of Canada
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • New World Symphony
  • New York Philharmonic
  • New York University Stern School of Business
  • Newton Country Day School
  • NPR
  • Orchard House
  • Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Providence College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rockport Music
  • The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Seton Hall University
  • Shepherd University
  • The Shipley School
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • St. Paul’s School (Maryland)
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  • Stockton University
  • Stratford Festival
  • The Summit Country Day School
  • The Bryn Mawr School
  • The City University of New York
  • The George Washington University
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
  • The University of Vermont
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Chicago Medicine
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Minnesota Foundation
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Villanova University
  • Wheaton College, Norton
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • William Penn Charter School
  • The Winsor School
  • The World Federation of United Nations Association
Areas of Expertise
  • Assessment of Campaign Readiness and Feasibility
  • Campaign Planning
  • Constituent Surveys
  • Data Benchmarking
  • Independent Schools
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Program Reviews
  • Projecting Development Staff and Program Resource Requirements
  • Staff and Volunteer Teaching and Coaching
  • Volunteer Engagement

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