FINZ Annual Conference 2017
Ellie Gray is Manager of Strategic Donor Relations at the University of Auckland and 2017 is her 21st year in fundraising. She joined the University of Auckland in 2014, having emigrated from the UK where she held director of fundraising and development roles in high-profile charities.
Strategic donor relations ensure the University’s major donors are engaged and retained and this is Ellie’s principal focus, but she also directly fundraises from and manages 15 of the University’s highest value philanthropic partners with a combined contribution of over $130 million. Effective reporting to donors is critical and Ellie has developed a methodology and tools to produce compelling impact reports.
Ellie is a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, a member of CASE, a FINZ National Council officer and Chair of FINZ Northern Division committee.
Ellie's goal is to contribute to the advancement of philanthropy and generosity in New Zealand.