Development and Alumni

The Development and Alumni service provides three main functions to the University and its staff: the Alumni Register, Alumni Services and fundraising for the University of Edinburgh Campaign.

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Mrs Kirsty MacDonald - Executive Director of Development & Alumni Engagement

Kirsty is the Executive Director of the University’s Development & Alumni Engagement Office with responsibility for overseeing the fundraising and alumni engagement function of the University.

The University has just completed a £350million Campaign and the team is currently planning the next stage of fundraising. Kirsty joined the University in July 2012 from the University of Oxford where she was a Fellow and Development Director at Wadham College. Kirsty has 20 years of fundraising experience in North America and the UK. She has worked for the Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment at Oxford, London Business School, English National Opera and Glyndebourne. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.


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