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2012 Ann Castle Award Recipient: Joe Donnelly


Joe Donnelly currently serves as Vice President & Campaign Director in the Office of University Advancement at Northeastern University. In that role, he oversees development information services, donor relations, events, and research. In addition, he helps plan and implement the strategic direction of the advancement division in advance of a major fundraising initiative.


Since beginning his development career in research at Brandeis, Joe has held positions in donor relations at Harvard, Brandeis, and Northeastern universities, and was director of advancement services at Phillips Academy, Andover. He has also done front-line fundraising in health care and education.


Joe was the founding president of both the New England Development Research Association and the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and has done many presentations at NEDRA, APRA, ADRP, CASE, and AFP conferences. In 2009, he was presented the Founders Award from ADRP for “significant contributions to the profession.” Joe holds a B.A. in art history from Bates College.


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