In her current role, Kathryn McNeill builds and maintains comprehensive partnerships with donors to accomplish her ultimate goal of raising funds for the school. She was promoted to her current role as major gifts officer after working with corporations and foundations to raise over $4 million and helping faculty secure an additional $10 million. She currently focuses on building relationships with alumni, parents and friends.
She previously worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City to help implement its first corporate relations strategy, identifying philanthropic opportunities for New York City companies and finding key areas of interest that met their corporate objectives.
As Assistant Director of Corporate Relations for the University of Texas at Dallas Jindal School of Management, Kathryn managed all activities of the dean's advisory council, including developing strategy, fundraising, and identifying new members. She also introduced businesses to the school, finding mutually beneficial opportunities of both engagement and financial commitment. Prior to her role at the university, she managed events and business development initiatives for the Dallas Regional Chamber - one of the largest membership organizations in the southwest - and focused on sponsorship opportunities for Fortune 500 companies in the technology sector.
She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in public relations and journalism.
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Public Relations