After more than 25 years on the front lines of advancement, Lynn joined Marts & Lundy in 2019 as a Consultant. Her career has been primarily in schools and exclusively in small shops, enabling her to build competencies across a wide variety of areas — capital campaigns, alumni engagement, annual giving, corporate and foundation fundraising, event planning, development operations, communications, strategic planning and more. Lynn’s focus is on building a sustainable and diversified funding base that takes advantage of the organization’s areas of greatest potential.
Prior to coming to Marts & Lundy, Lynn served as Chief Development Officer at Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Among many accomplishments, she helped to build a cohesive team of events and individual fundraising staff and created a sustainable major gifts program, which refocused efforts on individual and corporate giving. She also created a prospect management system and led the implementation of a portfolio-based approach to qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Prior to that, Lynn served in two leadership roles at Notre Dame Academy, the oldest Catholic day school for girls in New England. She began as Director of Institutional Advancement and then rose to Chief Advancement Officer, where she oversaw all external relations and spearheaded a coordinated approach between the development, alumnae and admissions functions to increase efficiency and consistency. She also maintained a portfolio of 100+ leadership and major gifts prospects while serving as the Academy’s ambassador at public and community events.
Before Notre Dame Academy, Lynn was at the Boston Latin School. In her role as Director of Alumni Relations, she managed all the engagement programs for a worldwide alumni base of more than 16,000 graduates. While there, she created a series of programs to steward leadership donors, redefined affinity groups to better reflect strategic mission and vision and crafted event communications and alumni content for publications. During her tenure, alumni contacts increased by 31 percent in just three years. Before assuming the role of Director, she served as a Major Gifts Officer on the School’s first capital campaign team ($25 million), engaging a portfolio of more than 350 alumni and parents.