Research Specialist

Christopher Kelley is the former assistant director of donor and prospect strategy for Harvard University’s principal gift team. At Harvard, he was promoted three times since 2013 to positions of increasing responsibility. He worked with faculty directors and internal stakeholders at Harvard’s Stem Cell Institute, Allston Development Planning Committee, Vice Provost for International Affairs and the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science among others.
He has participated in the execution of events and programs in support of various development initiatives, such as the planning of 1879 Society ($100K+ donors in China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong) and Harry Elkins Widener Circle ($50K+ unrestricted donors to the Harvard University Library) events.
Kelley graduated with a BA in Political Science from Northeastern University, where he led the senior class gift drive and continues to volunteer. He is also on the host committee for this year’s Summer Party at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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