VP of Philanthropy
Kelley McCaskill is responsible for raising $2.4 million in support of the Versiti Blood Research Institute. She and her team will achieve this through expanded donor engagement, solicitation, and stewardship.
Kelley joined Versiti with more than twenty years of progressive fundraising experience. She has a strong background in leadership, relationship development and stewardship, and volunteer management. The diversity of her experience crosses higher education, health care, and cultural fundraising.
Immediately prior to joining Versiti, Kelley was Managing Director of Development at Marquette University, where she was the primary liaison to the Deans of twelve colleges, translating their priorities into fundraising opportunities. Additionally, she built and managed a team of 12 who were responsible for raising more than $10 million per year. Kelley’s fundraising history also includes roles at Columbia-St. Mary’s hospitals, as well as the Milwaukee, Chicago, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras.
Kelley’s strengths lie in creating donor opportunities that change lives. Kelley received her B.A. in English from Creighton University. She lives in Whitefish Bay with her two daughters, Madeline (17) and Lauren (15).