Kelly joined SMFA at Tufts in 2022 as the Director of Development. Kelly focuses on strategically expanding a broader audience to support the SMFA annual fund, endowment, art sale, and strategic priorities for the future. Prior to taking on this role, she worked over the past 25 years in major gifts and annual fund strategic planning, leadership development, capital campaign planning, and fundraising program implementation supporting non-profit organizations in the higher education, independent school, charter school, and arts and cultural sectors.
Deeply passionate about the critical importance of access to high-quality educational opportunities for all types of learners, social-emotional learning, and social justice practices to transform the lives of children and adults, regardless of their background, Kelly is a mission-driven fundraiser who finds creative and meaningful ways to engage support.
Kelly has a BA in Art History and History from Florida State University and a MA in Arts Administration from Boston University.