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Kieran’s commitment to his clients gives them the confidence to achieve their goals. As Senior Vice President and Director, New York, Kieran brings more than 25 years of experience to his work in partnering with nonprofits, strengthening fundraising programs, and recruiting key talent for organizations.
The insights and energy he brings to both fundraising and executive search clients have earned him a dedicated following of clients, including American Red Cross of Greater New York, Fountain House, Hebrew SeniorLife, Mote Marine Laboratory, Omega Institute, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, The Bement School, The Christensen Institute, The Yard, and YMCA of the North Shore. Kieran’s cross-sector experience includes a strong background in higher education, working with institutions such as Emmanuel College, Molloy College, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Pratt Institute and Sacred Heart University.
Across his career, Kieran has designed and implemented campaigns ranging from $10 million to $225 million. Kieran gets in the trenches with each of his clients, working with board leadership, senior management and development staff to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation process that takes development programs to the next level. He enjoys working with organizations that have the potential and desire to expand their philanthropic capacity.
Prior to joining Development Guild DDI, Kieran served as Executive Vice President at Changing Our World. As a Founding Partner and member of its leadership team, he was responsible for designing and implementing successful capital, endowment, and operating programs and campaigns for a diverse array of nonprofit institutions.
Kieran is very supportive of social justice and currently serves as Co-Chair of Development Guild DDI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.
A graduate of Manhattan College, Kieran serves as a Trustee of Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx, New York, and the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Read Kieran’s latest article “COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health.”