Carrie Bhada Porter

Senior Vice President

“Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg


Carrie Bhada Porter is a Senior Vice President in the Academic Medicine practice area at GG+A, where she partners with healthcare and higher education clients to assess their philanthropic programs and strategies and identify growth opportunities. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her role, with expertise in program evaluation, organizational structures, annual and major giving, change management, performance management and metrics, and volunteer and board engagement. She has an extensive background in advancing the goals of national nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and institutes of higher education. Among her contributions, she has helped raise millions of dollars to provide funding for a variety of priorities, from research, to capital projects, scholarships, and endowed chairs. 

Prior to joining GG+A, Carrie served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of University Development at North Carolina State University. In this role, she collaborated with other senior University advancement leadership on key initiatives, including the successful “Think and Do the Extraordinary” campaign, which exceeded its $1.6-billion goal by raising $2.1 billion. Previously, she served as the Chief Development Officer for the Wilson College of Textiles, and the Executive Director of the North Carolina Textile Foundation. Earlier in her career, Carrie was the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at St. Joseph’s College in New York, where she led fundraising, alumni relations, planned and major gifts, and special events for two campuses. She also formerly served as the Vice President of Development at Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health Foundation; and as the Senior Director of Development at Stony Brook Medicine. 

Carrie completed her master’s degree in healthcare administration at Hofstra University and her bachelor’s degree at St. Joseph’s College. Her professional memberships include the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Institutional Advancement (AAMC-GIA), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). 


  • Duke Health 
  • Mount St. Mary’s University 
  • Temple Health 

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