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.
Maggy Keet, Part-time Project Resource Technical Assistant
Maggy Keet received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Exeter in Devon, England, and her master’s in Globalization and International Development from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. After working on a school construction project in Malawi, she managed her own maternity clinic project, from planning and fundraising to construction and transfer to the Malawian government. The outlets for her other great passions – food and community – are “Three Many Cooks,” a food blog she writes with her mother and sister, and The Big Potluck, bi-annual community-focused events for food media that she founded. She lives in New York City with her husband, Andy, and son, Dash.
Lisa Bellamy, Development Research Analyst
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 was also a litigation database support specialist with Sullivan & Cromwell. Early in her career, she was an editorial associate at the Foundation Center.
Throughout her career, Lisa has trained both researchers and non-researchers, and is currently a creative writing faculty member at The Writers Studio. 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.