Tara Elgin Holley, Director of Development
Tara Holley is the former Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Prior to that she was the Senior Campaign Counsel for Custom Development Solutions, Inc.; Director of Corporate/Foundation Relations at George Washington University Washington, DC; and Director of Development/Public Relations for the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
Tara is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and serves on the planning committee for the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP). She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
She holds a Master of Music in Musicology (Ethnomusicology) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, both from the University of Texas, Austin. She is the author of My Mother’s Keeper, published by William Morrow.
Lisa Bellamy, Development Research Officer
Lisa served as Director of Institutional Advancement Research at Yeshiva University for eight years. She was previously an investigative analyst at Thacher Associates and Nardello Schwartz, where she researched individuals and companies for litigation, government matters and due diligence. She also worked in litigation support at Sullivan & Cromwell, the law firm. Early in her career, she was an editorial associate at the Foundation Center.
She is currently a creative writing faculty member at The Writers Studio and is a published poet and prose writer. She graduated from Princeton University. She and her husband are members of The Church of the Ascension in New York City.
Kim Moore, Database Manger/Administrator
For over ten years, Kim has worked with a variety of organizations in the non-profit sector as a fundraiser in individual and institutional giving, event planning and management, and database management. She is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.