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Christian Myers, Consulting Associate, brings significant experience in Major Gifts to the firm’s higher education practice area. Christian most recently served as Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts, for Bryn Mawr College where he managed a portfolio of 250 donors with gift capacities over $100,000 in New York City, Colorado, and the Midwest. In this role, he raised over $1.5 million in the school’s $250 million Defy Expectation Campaign. Christian also contributed to the planning and execution of an initiative to increase the diversity of philanthropic leadership at Bryn Mawr. His work resulted in two significant milestones for the institution: the first recorded scholarship to be named by a same-sex couple and the first recorded scholarship to be established by an African American alumna.
While at Bryn Mawr he also served as Associate Director in Leadership Annual Giving. In this role he oversaw communications for the school’s leadership giving society and managed a portfolio of donors with a gift capacity between $25,000 and $100,000. Prior to his work at Bryn Mawr, Christian guided alumni families through the undergraduate college search and application process as Assistant Director at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Alumni Admissions Resource Center.
In addition to his work in higher education, Christian has advocated for LGBTQ equality professionally and as a volunteer. He was a fellow at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. where he managed the Wells Fargo LGBT Business Owner of the Year Award program. Christian also volunteered his time as a Philadelphia community manager for the Welcoming Committee, a national social enterprise organization dedicated to building community and creating experiential equality for LGBTQ individuals.
Christian is an active volunteer for University of Pennsylvania, having previously served as a young alumni cohort leader in Philadelphia and co-chair of his 5th Reunion Gift Committee.
Christian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.