Serving in a variety of development roles over the years, including advertising sales, political fundraising, and major gift work at the University level, Kelley understands the importance of relationships when it comes to securing transformational gifts from individual donors. Above all else, she truly enjoys the process of helping her clients in their fundraising endeavors and assisting them to achieve their goals, whether for capital campaign projects or for their ongoing development operations.
During her tenure at the University of Texas at Austin, Kelley raised over $24 million in outright, endowed, and planned gifts through effectively identifying, cultivating, and stewarding major gift individual donors and connecting them to their greatest interests and passions on campus. She also had the privilege of working with her fundraising colleagues to secure major gifts for the Campaign for Texas, a $3 billion, eight-year capital campaign and the largest capital fundraising drive ever conducted by UT Austin.
Kelley is from the small town of West, Texas, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University. Outside of her fundraising work, she loves spending time with her family and taking advantage of all that the city of Austin has to offer.