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2015 Ann Castle Award Recipient: Nancy Faughnan


Nancy Faughnan has been a senior research analyst at Yale University since 2004 and has been at the University since 1988. She is part of the team that supports the work of Yale’s central development office. Nancy also oversees the research and prospecting function of Yale Law School and Yale Nursing School. Prior to these roles, Nancy initially developed and led the research function of Yale’s non-legacy parents program, creating a liaison with the undergraduate admissions office that has allowed research to proactively identify and evaluate new sources of giving and programmatic opportunities. Since 2013, Nancy has served as a resource in prospect research to a preparatory school in the Middle East.


Nancy served on the NEDRA board of directors from 2006 to 2012 and co-chaired the programming committee with, at different times, Amy Minton, David Sterling, and Amy Bagley Begg. During that time, NEDRA developed a strong cohort of year-round program offerings that has flourished with the help of committed volunteers and compelling speakers, as well as formalized many functions of the board. Nancy lives in Madison, Connecticut, volunteers for local animal welfare causes and for NEDRA’s programming committee.



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