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.