Leadership Giving

Leadership gifts provide opportunities to support transformative programs at Mount Holyoke. Endowed funds — which begin at $100,000 — support specific college priorities such as financial aid, professorships and faculty or student research, in perpetuity. Donors can also provide leadership capital support for designated building projects, or make a specific donation of a major tangible asset, such as real estate, art, a musical instrument or rare books.

Because of the complexity of these gifts, most donors have individual discussions with college gift officers about purpose, timing, impact and gift credit.

For more information about linking your passion to our need, please contact the Leadership Giving Office at 413-538-2259 or email rgove@mtholyoke.edu.


Keith Michel

Associate VP for Strategic Initiatives and Constituent Relations

As Associate VP for Strategic Initiatives and Constituent Relations, Keith Michel oversees a targeted portfolio of donors and activities with the aim of creating the high-level strategic engagements and partnerships that foster deep connectivity with our generous alumni, families and friends and secure enhanced philanthropic revenue to help the College achieve its highest priorities..

Keith Michel

Beth Howland

Senior Associate Director of Leadership Giving

Beth Howland is an experienced, high-level, frontline major gift professional responsible for securing 6- and 7-figure gifts. She manages a portfolio of 125-175 alums and parent donors, and is also responsible for the development of the Campaign Leadership program, a cultivation/stewardship structure for the College's top campaign donors.

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Kimberly Kedziorek ’98

Associate Director of Leadership Giving

As Associate Director of Leadership Giving, Kim Kedziorek works closely with the Associate Vice President for Development to design and implement over-all fundraising strategies for the Leadership Giving Program. She also helps to raise endowment-level leadership gifts from alums and parent donors in support of Mount Holyoke’s comprehensive and targeted campaigns. Kedziorek travels to the areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

imberly Kedziorek ’98

Moira Pulitzer-Kennedy

Director of Prospect Research & Management

As Associate Director of Prospect Research and Management, Moira Pulitzer-Kennedy works with the research team to provide relevant and timely prospect identification and research. She collaborates with frontline fundraisers to implement effective prospect management strategies that promote generosity and help to ensure the health and vitality of the College into the future.


Cheri Butler

Senior Leadership Giving Officer

As Senior Leadership Giving Officer, Cheri Butler works with visionary and supportive alums, parents and friends of the College to foster philanthropy that benefits the students and faculty of today and tomorrow, and helps secure the future of Mount Holyoke College.

Lani Davis

Senior Leadership Giving Officer

As a frontline fundraiser, Lani Davis works to secure leadership-level gifts for the College by managing a portfolio of parent and alum donors.

Lani Davis


Hut Beall

Research Analyst

As the Research Analyst in the Advancement Office, Beall is responsible for various types of proactive research including key reunion class, parent and wealth screenings. She is also responsible for reactive research in response to inquiries from other members of the Advancement team.  She fields requests for data points — such as current contact data, employment confirmation and death verification — and ensures that research documentation is shared with the research team and gift officers.

Hut Beall

Roger Gove

Leadership Giving Coordinator

Roger Gove provides administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Development as well as the Associate Directors and Leadership Giving Officers.