New England Public Media has tapped Heather Gawron to lead its fundraising division. As Senior Director of Development, Gawron will oversee the non-profit media organization’s fundraising efforts, including grants, on-air fundraising campaigns, and its planned and major giving programs, contributing to the organization’s overall budget of $10 million. Heather will also lead NEPM’s targeted fundraising effort for programming and endowment.
Heather has worked for a decade as a development professional, most recently at American International College, in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she was Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. During her tenure at AIC, Heather was an engine for growth, strengthening and expanding the College’s alumni engagement program on a national scale. Her stewardship work with alumni yielded remarkable growth in engagement of the alumni base and landed one of the largest-ever single donations made to AIC. Prior to AIC, Heather worked for Alstom University, headquartered in Paris, France, and helped launch five international corporate university campuses across Europe and Asia.