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Professional Fundraising Program Online

Instructors and Facilitators

BU Professional Fundraising Instructor Kelli RaffertyKelli Rafferty

Kelli Rafferty is the Director of Development for the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation, part of the Elliot Health System in Manchester, NH. She has over two decades of nonprofit management and philanthropic experience. She has also served as the Philanthropy Officer at Baystate Health Foundation/Baystate Health, where she was on the leadership team for Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. Prior to joining Baystate Health, Kelli was Vice President for Development at Easter Seals Massachusetts and held various roles during her 14 year tenure at the American Cancer Society, including Massachusetts State Vice President for Development and National Director of Mission Integration for the Relay for Life program. Kelli received her undergraduate degree graduated from Saint Anselm College and earned an MPA from American International College.


BU Professional Fundraising Instructor Jon SchaffrathJon Schaffrath, MBA

Jon Schaffrath began his career in nonprofit fundraising at the Harvard Business School in 2006 and has continued to fundraise for HBS in a number of different positions. Jon is currently a Senior Development Officer working with a portfolio of 250 alumni capable of making seven figure gifts and managing the HBS West Coast Regional Strategy. Jon earned the Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University, and in 2011, he began teaching the fundraising courses. Jon graduated from Boston College and earned his MBA from Babson College with a marketing concentration. Jon is an active CASE member and a regular speaker at the annual CASE Conference.


BU Professional Fundraising Instructor Frank WhiteFrank White

Frank White has been involved with technology and communications since the 1970s, with experience ranging from television production to cable television consulting, to high technology public relations. He has been working in the field of development since 1994. Most recently, he worked in alumni relations and resource development at Harvard Kennedy School. Currently, he is an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on development communications. He is an alumnus of Harvard College and Oxford University.