Kimberly Keller—Chief Development Officer
Kim directs Audubon's national development operations, including individual, foundation and corporate giving. She works closely with the field, including all Flyway, State and Center leaders and development staff. Among Kim's highest priorities are developing the case for Audubon's cross-cutting conservation priorities and Flyways, partnering with the President's Office and Board members in developing major potential donors, and expanding the scope of requests made by all Audubon programs.
Before joining Audubon, Kim was a Regional Vice President with Community Counselling Service (CCS Fundraising), a leading fundraising consulting firm. During her 12 years at CCS, she gained deep experience in fundraising strategies, campaign planning and implementation, major donor cultivation and volunteer and staff management.
In her role as a CCS resident Campaign Director, Kim led A Legacy of Landscapes: The Campaign for the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, which raised more than $60 million on an initial $30 million goal. She has also directed key projects for The Nature Conservancy's Connecticut and Delaware 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.
During her three years as a Regional Vice President, Kim managed a team of 10 resident directors in the Mid-Atlantic region, mentoring new staff members and driving fundraising results for a diverse array of clients.
B.A. English Literature, Michigan State University
M.A. English Language and Literature, Indiana University Bloomington
Ph.D. English Language and Literature, Indiana University Bloomington