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2017 Ann Castle Award Recipient: Jill Meister


Jill Meister has more than 20 years of experience in development and fundraising, and has served in several key roles that contributed to the success of seven multi-million dollar capital campaigns. She received her bachelor’s degree in management from Franklin Pierce College before receiving her MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jill is currently the Director of Prospect Research and Management at the University of New Hampshire. She started her career as a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was the manager of Development Research Services. She then worked as the Associate Director of Prospect Development for Brown University. Most recently, Jill was Director of Advancement Services and Research for the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Massachusetts.J


Jill is the president of Apra, and former president of NEDRA.  She has been a member of Apra and NEDRA for over 20 years, and has served on numerous committees in both organizations. As an active member of the prospect development community, she has presented at CASE, AFP, NEDRA, MARC and Apra International events.


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