Peter R. Ramsey

Peter R. Ramsey

Of Counsel


Weston, Massachusetts


South Kent School
St. Lawrence University

Peter became Of Counsel in February 2016 after having worked as a senior consultant serving independent schools and higher education clients since August 2014. Peter joined Marts & Lundy after 37 years as a fundraiser and strategist for nonprofits. He spent the vast majority of those years working in education, most recently for Phillips Academy (Andover). Already a trusted advisor to his colleagues, Peter provides our higher education and independent school clients with the expertise that comes from a long career as a successful leader in the advancement of philanthropy in education.

Since 1985 Peter had served as the Chief Development Officer for Phillips Academy (Andover), Wellesley College and Babson College, completing three comprehensive capital campaigns ranging from $168 to $322 million.

In 2006 Peter rejoined Andover as Secretary of the Academy following two years at Babson College as Vice President for Development, where he helped organize a major campaign initiative. At the Academy, Peter was responsible for the Office of Academy Resources with 50 colleagues managing alumni engagement, development and institutional communications. In 2012 Andover completed The Campaign for Andover at $322 million. From 1995 to 2004 he also served as Secretary of the Academy, once again managing OAR and Campaign Andover that generated $209 million.

From 1985 to 1995 Peter worked at Wellesley College, first as Vice President for Resources and then as Vice President for Resources and Public Affairs. In 1992 Wellesley completed its $150 million campaign with a record total of $168M.

In each of these posts, Peter reported to the President or Head of School, served on the senior management team and worked closely with trustees.

Prior to Wellesley College, Peter was Director of Development for the Harvard Business School from 1983 to 1985 and before that spent six years as a campaign director for the consulting firm of Community Counseling Service, Inc. (CCS) in New York.

  • Bentley University, MA
  • Calvin College, MI
  • Camp Harbor View, MA
  • Elon University, NC
  • Groton School. MA
  • Landmark School, MA
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, VA
  • McDonough School, MD
  • Park Tudor School, IN
  • Rivers School, MA
  • St. Vincent College, PA
  • University of North Carolina- Pembroke, NC
  • US Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, VA
  • Virginia Episcopal School, VA
  • Westminster School, CT
  • Woodberry Forest School, VA