Dorothy joined Barnard in 2011, bringing her experience as an executive in the for-profit and the non-profit sectors. Prior to completing her doctorate, Dorothy held three positions of increasing responsibility at New York University: Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the Steinhardt School; Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for NYU's central Development office; and Executive Director, School Campaigns for the $3 billion campaign for NYU. In her earlier career, she was the Director of Corporate Relations at both Columbia Business School and the American Museum of Natural History, and completed major development consulting projects for the New York Botanical Garden and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as an independent consultant. She completed her doctorate in 2011; her dissertation research explored how professional women learn to speak up and negotiate on their own behalf in the work place.
Chris joined the Institutional Funding team at Barnard College in July 2013 after having worked for nine years at two of CUNY’s community colleges, where she helped secure and administer more than $20 million in grant funds to support research and academic programs, and helped launch several high-profile initiatives in areas such as undergraduate research and service learning. Prior to her work in higher education, Chris was engaged in program development, policy analysis and grants administration with a variety of institutions including K-12 school districts, California’s court system, and a large hospital consortium in Los Angeles County. She has a master's degree in public policy from UCLA and is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Mark joined Barnard as the Associate Director of Institutional Giving in March 2014. He brings to this role over nine years of experience in higher education fundraising. Most recently he headed up the corporate and foundation funding area at Pace University. Prior to that, he worked at New York University, where he served as a prospect researcher, a writer, and ultimately, as the assistant director of corporate and foundation relations, working primarily with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Mark started his career as a grant writer for arts organizations. He has a BA in English from Duke University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Wagner School at NYU.
Prior to joining Barnard in January 2010, Curtis worked in the nonprofit sector, the Federal Government and at other institutions of higher education. Curtis was the founder of the HIV Project at the American Indian Community House and from 1989 to 1999, grew the program from a single office in New York City to five sites across New York State. In 1997, Curtis was recognized with a $100,000 award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his work on behalf of Native Americans living with HIV and AIDS. In 1999, Curtis was selected from over 8,000 applicants to become one of 450 Community Builders at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development where he worked under the direction of now Mayor Bill De Blasio. After leaving HUD, Curtis worked in grants administrator positions at Columbia University, Monmouth University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Curtis is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache tribe and graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in Political Science and from New York University with an MPA in International Health Policy. In his spare time, Curtis is currently involved in organizing a community based effort to address the needs of isolated LGBT seniors in Northern New Jersey.
Kaley joined the Institutional Funding team in November 2013. She received her BA in Political Science from Barnard College in 2011 and has since developed a professional background in research and grants. Following graduation, Kaley was a Fulbright Fellow based in Kyiv, Ukraine where she researched civil society organizations and their efforts to build democratic structures in their country. In July 2012, Kaley returned to the U.S. and began working at City Year New York as Grants & Research Coordinator where she led research on foundation, corporate, and individual prospects; supported with grant writing; and provided research on a variety of topics for Development. At Barnard, Kaley provides individualized prospect research for faculty and staff, coordinates the grants newsletter, and supports with grant administration. Outside of work, Kaley contributes to the Huffington Post blog and continues to independently research Eastern Europe.