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Kevin Reeds, Ed.D., Senior Consulting Associate

image Dr. Reeds has over thirty years of development and small business management experience. He has served in senior level development positions at the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation, San Francisco State University, Saint Mary’s College of California and most recently as Chief Development Officer for Special Olympics of Northern California & Nevada. In this role, Kevin built and led a team of ten fundraisers who were charged with raising over $22M annually in in-kind and financial support for the organization. His recent consulting clients include Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, The United States Sailing Association, and the St. Francis Sailing Foundation.

Kevin is an experienced racing sailor and sailed as the Navigator for the AmericaOne syndicate during its 1999 America’s Cup campaign in New Zealand. He also holds a GPS patent for the Sailtrak system that was used by ESPN to graphically illustrate the America’s Cup beginning in 1991. He is now certified by the United States Sailing Association as a National Race Officer and Judge and frequently travels to national and international sailing competitions to manage events.

He served in the U. S. Navy and qualified in Submarines aboard the U.S.S. Philadelphia before receiving an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy. Kevin also attended University of Maryland (M.S. in Nonprofit & Association Management) and Northeastern University (Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership). His doctorate dissertation explored the connections between an organization’s culture of philanthropy and charitable giving behaviors.

Kevin has served on the many boards and committees including the University of Maryland University College Alumni Association, the St. Francis Yacht Club, the Marine Electronics Journal, and the St. Francis Sailing Foundation. Kevin has also recently co-chaired the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Philanthropy Day Awards Selection Committee.

Kevin now lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife Diane and two crazy Labrador Retrievers.