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2019 Ann Castle Award Recipient: Amy Begg


Amy is managing director of prospect management at Harvard University. She joined Harvard in 2007 as Associate Director of Research and became Deputy Director of Research in 2011 before assuming her current role in 2016 when she developed Harvard’s first prospect management team.

Prior to joining Harvard, Amy was the director of research at the YMCA of Greater New York in Manhattan. Amy has also worked as a consultant with more than 30 nonprofits across all genres including secondary schools, museums, philanthropic advisory firms and higher education.

Additionally, Amy is a trustee and secretary for the University System of New Hampshire which includes all public colleges and universities in the state of New Hampshire. As a trustee, she serves on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee for Investments and the Governance Committee. A 1997 graduate of Plymouth State University, Amy previously served as a board member for the university’s Alumni Association, including a term as chair of the association.

Amy served on the NEDRA board for seven years and is a past NEDRA president. During her time on the board, Amy worked on the programming committee and was conference co-chair for three years.

Amy has presented widely at both the NEDRA and Apra conferences and is a frequent NEDRA Bootcamp faculty member. She has also been a featured speaker at Apra Minnesota’s conference and at the CASE Annual Conference for Development Researchers.


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