Laurie Musgrove

Senior Vice President


Laurie L. Musgrove is a Senior Vice President in the Higher Education practice area, with more than 30 years of experience leading advancement programs at both public and private universities, academic medical centers, and cultural institutions. She is returning to a consulting role at the firm, having previously worked with numerous colleges and universities, academic medical centers, and other nonprofit institutions to strengthen fundraising performance. Laurie’s expertise includes advancement program evaluation, volunteer and gift officer training, campaign planning and management, major and principal gifts, donor cultivation, and stewardship. 

During her tenure at GG+A, Laurie worked with such clients as Dartmouth College, Drexel University, the University of Florida, and many others. She has extensive experience in evaluating programs, identifying opportunities and solutions for growth, defining successful donor strategies, and guiding the planning and execution of major campaigns. Earlier in her career, Laurie served for ten years as Vice President for University Advancement at Bryant University, leading Bryant’s first comprehensive campaign and exceeding its goal ahead of schedule. She also served as Assistant Vice President for Development and Major Gifts at Villanova University during its $125-million Campaign for Villanova, managing the major gifts program and associated volunteer structure. 

In addition to serving as Associate Vice President and Director of Development for Drexel University, Laurie held key development positions at Penn State University during the Campaign for Penn State, managing the school-based major gift staff and the Regional Major Gifts Initiative. She served in several development and administrative leadership positions at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Laurie formerly held development roles at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Ballet, the Fort Worth Opera Association, and the University of Missouri-Columbia.  

Laurie completed her bachelor’s degree in music history and literature from Southern Methodist University. 


  • Albright College
  • American Heart Association
  • University of Calgary
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • College of Charleston Foundation
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
  • Children's Medical Center, Dallas
  • The City University of New York
  • Clemson University
  • Colgate University
  • University of Colorado System
  • Concordia University, Montréal
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • University of Delaware
  • DePaul University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • The Ellis School
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • University of Florida
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hunter College Foundation
  • University of Illinois Foundation
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • The Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • The LDS Philanthropies, Brigham Young University
  • La Salle University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • The Madeira School
  • Memorial Hermann Foundation
  • McGill University
  • Mercy Corps
  • Middlebury College
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • National Public Radio
  • University of Nebraska Foundation
  • University of New England
  • New Mexico State University
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • The Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Parkview Foundations
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ripon College
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of San Diego
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • University of South Carolina
  • Mary's College of Maryland
  • Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia
  • Paul's School, Maryland
  • University of St. Thomas, Houston
  • Stanford University
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Toronto
  • Tufts University Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Wichita State University and Foundation
  • Women's College Hospital Foundation, Toronto

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