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Kathy Drucquer Duff

Built upon a passion for the impact of philanthropy and the relationships that make it possible, Kathy Drucquer Duff’s 24-year advancement career underlies the expertise she provides to clients. Kathy is an executive advancement officer who has led teams in building transformative strategies: strategies that allow staff and colleagues to transform through growth, purpose and commitment, and strategies that allow donors to transform themselves and their passions through giving.

Kathy has developed her breadth and depth of expertise at large, sophisticated institutions:

  • Served as Associate Vice Chancellor of University Development at University of California San Diego (UCSD); led a team accountable for an annual goal of over $70 million.
  • Served as Vice President of Philanthropy for the Sharp HealthCare Foundation; designed and implemented a system-wide campaign approach and team structure for the Inspire Campaign
  • Served as Associate Vice President of University Relations and Development for San Diego State University

Kathy is a sought-after consultant and speaker for industry associations including CASE, AFP, AHP and ADRP. She teaches a variety of fundraising essentials courses and webinars for Academic Impressions.

"Philanthropy is one of the strongest forces for good in our world, and I have seen first-hand that when we build skillful fundraising professionals and programs, we inspire incredible generosity."
- Kathy Drucquer Duff