Building Toward the Future


A New Day for Gift Planning

Colleen Dealy

Director of Leadership Gifts, The Nightingale-Bamford School

Colleen Dealy launched her first career as a successful bi-coastal actor and model. Next, fusing her natural talent for public speaking and improvisation, she co-hosted a nationally syndicated radio talk show for four years. Given the opportunity to venture into full-time fundraising, Colleen developed imaginative campaigns that have resulted in to multiple record-breaking outcomes. Her ability to collaborate and strategize has proven to be an integral part of her commercial ventures and non-profit work. Some call Colleen a born fundraiser, but she knows better. On the contrary, her success has been the result of harnessing both a deep passion for causes near to her heart, along with the practical wisdom and skills honed with years of experience. She is presently Director of Major Gifts at Trinity-Pawling School in New York.