A member of the Nazareth team for fifteen years, Kelly Gagan has been vice president since 2006, and her areas of oversight include marketing and communications, fundraising, government relations, and alumni relations. In close collaboration with the president and the Nazareth board, Kelly is responsible for the fundraising activities of the college; maintaining relations with alumni, parents and friends; and communications to internal and external audiences through publications, advertising, and media relations. Her marketing team collaborates closely with the enrollment division of the college, and collectively they celebrated a record number of students enrolled this fall. Kelly is the administrative adviser for both the advancement and the trusteeship committee responsible for nominating college trustees.
She previously worked as senior associate director of major gifts at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. While at the center, Kelly was responsible for the major gifts program of the $150 million campaign to endow the Carter Center and traveled with President and Mrs. Carter for cultivation and solicitation calls. Prior to that, Kelly worked in health care fundraising in both Worcester, Massachusetts and Syracuse, New York.
Kelly serves as a board member of the Bivona Child Advocacy Center as well as CASE District II. She is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals/Genesee Valley Chapter and received their outstanding professional fundraiser award in 2010.