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Linda G. Steckley, Senior Consulting Associate

Linda G. Steckley is a specialist in fundraising management and campaigns for higher education, research and policy programs, and the arts.

Steckley serves the Chautauqua Institution as senior major gifts officer helping to plan and implement the Institution's upcoming Campaign. Chautauqua is a 137 year old community of life-long learners with programs in the arts, education, religion and recreation. From 2003 until January 2009, Steckley held the position of vice president for development and executive education at The Brookings Institution, working with Brookings President Strobe Talbott, Brookings scholars and the Board of Trustees to grow individual giving and corporate support, as well as building on a solid base of foundation support. She led the funding effort during a period of unprecedented growth in Brookings research programs, going from gifts and commitments of $20 million in 2003 to more than $70 million in FY2007 and FY2008. From 2009-2010, she served as senior director for educational opportunities at Brookings to complete an educational partnership between the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis.

Prior to joining Brookings, Steckley was associate dean for external relations at Duke University School of Law from 1995 to 2003. During her tenure, the law school's $55 million campaign, raised commitments amounting to more than $63 million. From 1992 until 1995, Steckley served New York University School of Law as the assistant dean for development and alumni relations, working with current University President John Sexton to plan and direct a $125 million campaign.

Steckley began her development career at the University of Miami in 1980. During the next twelve years, she held positions in the business school, the medical school and in 1990, served as university interim vice president for development and alumni relations.

In 2010, Steckley completed six years of service as an officer of the board of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She currently serves as a director of the University of Miami Alumni Association and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. In 2009 she accepted an appointment as a founding director of the Fund for Education Abroad and chairs the Fund's Advisory Council.

Steckley speaks frequently to professional fundraising organizations and has contributed to CASE Currents and the books, Building Bridges: Fund Raising for Deans, Faculty, and Development Officers and New Strategies for Educational Fund Raising, published by the American Council on Education.