Margaret Fala

Vice President

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.”  – Marcel Proust  


Margaret Fala is a Vice President in the Academic Medicine practice area at GG+A, where she partners with clients to evaluate and enhance philanthropic programs and their potential. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm, with expertise in donor outreach and engagement fundraising strategy and priorities; moves management; prospect management; campaign planning and implementation; talent acquisition; and frontline fundraising skills development.

Prior to joining GG+A, Margaret was the Associate Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center. During her tenure there she built systems and structures to support increased prospective donor outreach and engagement as well as programs to support gift officer skills and performance. She worked closely with institutional leaders across health sciences to align priorities and articulate gift opportunities and served on the senior leadership team in the execution of Emory’s $4-billion campaign.

Before joining the Advancement team at Emory, Margaret was Assistant Vice President for Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, where she led a team that covered multiple service lines over a period in which Jefferson expanded from a system of three to 14 hospitals across the Philadelphia area. She also formerly served as Director of Development at Redeemer Health and Director of Marketing and Development for SERV Behavioral Health System.

Margaret completed her M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from Villanova University, her M.A. in counseling psychology from Rosemont College, and her B.M. in music therapy from Temple University. She earned a Certificate in Fundraising from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies, and a Persuasive Leadership Development Certificate from the Wharton School. Additionally, Margaret is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).


  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Texas Children’s Hospital

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