Valerie Harris

About Valerie Harris

Valerie Harris is Senior Director, Stewardship Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. Specializing in publications and personalized donor communications, she has worked with small and large organizations in the fields of education, community services, and the arts.

Building A High-Performing Fundraising Team While Advancing Racial Justice

In 2011, I embarked upon a new position in donor relations with great expectations and optimism. But my excitement soon dissipated when within six months both of my Associate Directors left for other positions within the University—one for a higher position while the other made a lateral move. Still a [...]