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2010 Ann Castle Award Recipient: Charlie Carr


Charlie Carr is the Senior Principal Gifts Researcher in the Office of Development Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Charlie has been at MIT since 1986 during which he supported two major capital campaigns.  His responsibilities include preparing research on very-high-net-worth individuals for calls by the senior officers and top volunteers of the Institute.


Charlie’s expertise in understanding MIT's top prospects is mirrored by his in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of prospect research and wealth analysis.  He has written and updated the financial section of MIT’s internal training manual focusing on SEC documents and transactions.  He stays current on all the changing rules and regulations and serves as a mentor to the members of the MIT research team.  Charlie has also conducted numerous workshops teaching MIT field staff members how to look up basic information on their own.


Charlie has also been extremely generous with his time and expertise to researchers throughout the region.  He is a frequent presenter at NEDRA conferences on topics including Research Basics and Research Math.  He served as the "expert" at NEDRA's annual "The Expert is In" booth, has participated in NEDRA's Mentor Program, and has written articles for NEDRA News.  Charlie has also been a presenter or panelist at conferences for the Massachusetts chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).  For APRA, Charlie has given numerous presentations including sessions on Basic Corporate Research.


Before entering the development field, Charlie worked in the private banking industry.


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