Kimberly Keller— Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Kim Keller leads Audubon's national development efforts, including individual, foundation, and corporate giving. In addition to spearheading national fundraising, Keller collaborates with field staff to procure support for high priority conservation projects. Since joining Audubon in December 2011, Keller has raised new funds for both core operations and new initiatives, including multi-state priority Flyway programs that are the foundation of Audubon's expanding conservation network. She partners with the President's Office and Board of Directors to develop and implement Audubon's major donor strategy and in 2013 engaged both new and long-time supporters in the highly successful Audubon Gala where the Audubon Medal and Dan W. Lufkin Prize were awarded.
Keller is committed to strengthening Audubon's major gifts and gift planning programs, focusing on individual giving, which will complement Audubon's strong corporate and foundation relationships. She also works to leverage Audubon's extensive network, engaging national, State, and Center boards to connect with new donors.
Before joining Audubon, Keller was a Regional Vice President with Community Counseling Service (CCS), a leading fundraising consulting firm. During her 12 years at CCS, she developed fundraising strategies, planned and implemented campaigns, cultivated major donors, and managed staff and volunteers. Keller has also directed key projects for The Nature Conservancy's Connecticut and Massachusetts Chapters, National Parks Conservation Association, GreenSeal, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, in addition to non-conservation projects that included Children's National Medical Center, American Ballet Theatre, the New-York Historical Society, and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.
Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, Indiana University Bloomington
M.A. in English Language and Literature, Indiana University Bloomington
B.A. in English Literature, Michigan State University