Barbara Gunderson Stowe


Barbara Gunderson Stowe

Of Counsel


Boston, Massachusetts


University of Minnesota, B.A.

With 30 years of experience in four major research university and health care organizations, Barbara Gunderson Stowe is a natural fit with Marts & Lundy.

Barbara is a seasoned consultant in the field of international philanthropy. Her clients include universities and organizations based in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and North America. With more than 30 years of fundraising experience in higher education and health care, her expertise includes institutional planning, campaign organization, and fundraising operations.

She is the former vice president of resource development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she directed a comprehensive program of private financial support including oversight of a successful $2 billion capital campaign. At MIT she led a staff of 150 involved in individual, corporate and foundation giving from U.S. and international sources. Her previous experience includes stints at New England Medical Center, The University of Minnesota, and Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Inc. She has served on the Boards of Management Sciences for Health and World Peace Foundation.

  • The George Washington University, DC
  • The Grosvenor Estate, England
  • Lehigh University, PA