Consistently setting national giving trends and best practice standards, fundraisers in higher education repeatedly break the eight- and now the nine-figure gift barrier.

The arena for ambitious and breathtaking campaign goals, higher education has positioned philanthropy to have transformational potential. At the same time, the decline in alumni participation gives many pause, globalization necessitates an international approach to fundraising, and the growing cost of higher education and the need for student support remain at the forefront of the national conversation. The higher education landscape is complex – large public research universities, small private colleges, emerging community college systems – each institution faces unique challenges that require tailor-made solutions. From colleges just setting their course on a culture of philanthropy to universities with well-charted paths, we offer campaign services, executive and professional level recruiting, staff structuring and buildouts, alumni engagement planning, and fundraising assessments.

Our Higher Education Clients

  • Alfred State College
  • American University of Beirut
  • American University in Cairo
  • Babson College
  • Barnard College
  • Bennington College
  • Bentley University
  • The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Boston University Health Policy Institute
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Cambridge College
  • Colby College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Drew University
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Hofstra University
  • John Hopkins University, School of Medicine
  • Lesley University
  • Marlboro College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Olin College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  • Regis College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Simmons University
  • Smith College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Foundation
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Massachusettts Dartmouth
  • University of Miami
  • University of Rhode Island Foundation
  • University of the People
  • University of Utah, Moran Eye Center
  • Vassar College
  • Wagner College
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • West Point Association of Graduates
  • Wheaton College