Bethany Theological Seminary has hired Laura Kelley as Director of Annual and Leadership Giving. In this newly established role, Kelley will have primary responsibility for the Bethany Fund, which supports all aspects of the Seminary’s educational mission, and work with individual donors to match their philanthropic interests with the Seminary’s needs. Her start date is January 9, 2023.
Kelley is a 2020 graduate of Earlham College with a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Global Studies, with minors in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and religion. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in religion at Earlham School of Religion. Since September 2021 she has served as Admissions and Marketing Coordinator for the Graduate Programs in Education at Earlham. Her previous work experience includes stints at Asheville (North Carolina) Catholic School and the Human Rights Campaign.
“We are thrilled to welcome Laura to Bethany and the Institutional Advancement Team,” says Sam Locke, executive director of institutional advancement. “She will bring many transferable skills to this new role, particularly in the areas of relationship building and fundraising. Laura will be a wonderful addition to our team.”