Congregational Library & Archives (CLA) is pleased to announce that Heather Kurtz will be joining as the new Director of Development.
Heather joins Congregational Library & Archives after serving as the Foundation and Corporate Relations Director at College of Holy Cross where she led their institutional giving program. During her tenure at College of Holy Cross, Heather garnered a $20 million award from the Schuler Education Foundation to support financial aid for Pell eligible and undocumented students, the largest foundation commitment in the institution’s history. Prior to Holy Cross, Heather was the Corporate and Foundation Relations Director at Emerson College.
Heather will be reporting to Kyle Roberts, the Executive Director, and will be an ambassador for the organization, building and deepening engagement with donors and granting agencies while driving broader awareness and philanthropic support for the organization. In her new role, she will be responsible for designing, overseeing, and executing a comprehensive fundraising program to diversify and grow revenue.
Heather Kurtz is excited to join Congregational Library & Archives as their Director of Development.
About Congregational Library & Archives
The Congregational Library began in 1853 when a small group of Boston clergymen donated 56 books from their personal collections. A century and a half later, it has become an internationally recognized resource for scholars, religious leaders, and local churches
Today the Congregational Library & Archives is a thriving center for researchers of all kinds, from professional historians to church members curious about their roots — anyone wanting to understand more about a religious tradition that has deeply informed American culture. The Congregational story is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, beginning with the seventeenth-century Puritans and continuing on through nineteenth-century abolitionists and social reformers to the work of modern-day Congregational churches toward a just and open society.
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