As an advancement executive with over 30 years of experience, JoAnne Dolan has a proven track record developing and implementing fundraising campaigns and providing strategic management to effectively address priorities from inception to implementation in academic healthcare and higher education. While JoAnne’s core expertise is Major and Principal Gifts, she has wide experience in developing planned giving programs, prospect pipeline and move management development, building and stewarding strategic relationships, and volunteer/Board management.
As the Executive Director for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, JoAnne was responsible for leading a team of thirteen, raising $15M-$20M annually including successfully orchestrating a capital campaign.
JoAnne also has served as the Assistant Vice President of Principal Gifts at The George Washington University where she served as a strategist soliciting seven figure gifts. In addition, JoAnne was the Assistant Vice President of the Loyola University of Maryland.
She was the founding Director of Development at Maryvale Preparatory School and served in various fundraising capacities at the Baltimore Opera Company.
JoAnne graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Art History and received a Masters Degree in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. She holds a certificate in the Business of Medicine from Johns Hopkins and her teacher’s certification in English from Towson University.
Area of Expertise: JoAnne’s predominant expertise is in Major and Principal Gifts. She also excels in Fundraising Campaigns and Strategic Planning, Planned and Legacy Gifts, and Risk Management and Fundraising Governance.
Experience: Education, Healthcare, Arts & Culture
Fundraising Must Have: A strong commitment from leadership, an engaged and committed Board, and a well-defined development plan and mission that inspires the team and donors.