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Kathleen A. Kavanagh, Consulting Vice President , brings to clients more than 40 years of experience as a fundraiser and consultant at a broad range of colleges, universities, independent schools, medical centers, and cultural organizations.
Kathleen works with clients to build fundraising success in ongoing development efforts and in campaigns. She has extensive experience in evaluating current programs; identifying opportunities and solutions for growth; training staff and volunteers; building prospect management programs; developing successful principal and major donor solicitation and stewardship strategies; and guiding the planning and execution of major campaigns. Her extensive fundraising and consulting experience makes her particularly qualified to understand the distinct culture and opportunities in at a wide range of institutions, from complex campus systems to independent schools.
Prior to joining GG+A, Kathleen served as Vice President for Development at Vassar College. Kathleen also led the advancement programs at The Madeira School, The Walters Art Museum, and Dana Hall School.
A published author and frequent speaker, Kathleen has presented workshops and seminars throughout the United States and in Canada, England, and Australia, and is a recipient of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Crystal Apple Award for Exceptional Teaching.
As an active member of the development profession, Kathleen served as a member of the Board of Directors of CASE, served on the 2008 CASE Campaign Standards Working Group that revised campaign counting standards for educational institutions, and chaired and taught at numerous conferences.
Kathleen is a graduate of Sweet Briar College, where she began her career in fundraising, communications, and alumnae relations.