Talent Citizen congratulates Jacqueline “Jacquie” Dragani on her appointment as Director, Leadership Annual Giving at Boston University, effective March 13, 2023. In this position, Jacquie will lead a team of fundraisers and guide efforts to deepen and expand the university’s donor pipeline through direct donor solicitation, giving society programming, and stewardship initiatives.
Previously, Jacquie served as Senior Major Gift Officer at Boston University College of Communication, where she increased the level of giving in her portfolio by nearly 245% over three years. Jacquie is particularly adept at identifying and engaging new donors and has a proven ability to utilize data to create a path to philanthropic giving.
With nearly twenty years of experience in development, Jacquie has developed a strong skillset in building leadership annual giving programs. After supporting reunion and annual campaigns at Harvard Business School, Jacquie joined Harvard Law School’s annual giving team in 2007, where she managed annual campaigns and was part of the strategy to strengthen the culture of annual giving. During her ten years at Harvard Law School, Jacquie grew in responsibility, ultimately serving as Deputy Director and Director of Leadership Gifts and managing a staff of seven while personally carrying a portfolio of 100 leadership annual giving prospects. Jacquie also previously served as Managing Director Annual Giving and Special Events at St. John’s Preparatory School.
Jacquie is recognized as an entrepreneurial and creative colleague, whose background is well suited to this role as the connector between annual and major giving pipelines. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wheaton College.
Talent Citizen President Tracy Welsh led this search with Senior Associate Rachel K. Partin.