Kelly Grattan

Vice President


As a member of the Schultz & Williams consulting team, Kelly Grattan has worked with many social justice and community service organizations, cultural institutions, and independent schools.

Kelly has more than two decades of development experience with a variety of nonprofits, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Susquehanna University, and Cabrini University. In her work at these organizations, she oversaw the operational aspects of the development function—database administration, donor stewardship, and prospect research—before moving into major gifts and chief development officer roles.

Kelly is currently serving as President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC). She also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business and a Blackbaud certification in Raiser’s Edge.

Kelly has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2016 and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) from The American College of Financial Services since 2022.

Prior Experience

Kelly’s most recent position before joining S&W was chief development officer at Gesu School, where her accomplishments included successfully overseeing a $3.5 million annual fundraising goal and an $8 million scholarship campaign. She also worked as an on-staff consultant with the national office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, where she served its 400+ agencies across the U.S.

In addition to her work at S&W, Kelly was an instructor of master’s-level courses in philanthropy at Central Michigan University (CMU). She has also served as lead faculty and subject matter expert for leadership at Northcentral University (NCU), designing online course curricula for the master’s and doctoral business and organizational leadership programs, including development of the nonprofit management specialization. At NCU, she was also an instructor of master’s and doctoral business, public administration, nonprofit management, and organizational leadership courses.

Client Experience

  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Washington School for Girls
  • La Salle College High School
  • Villa Maria Academy High School
  • Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
  • St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
  • Germantown Friends School
  • Mount Saint Joseph Academy
  • Ursuline Academy
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
  • Independence National Historical Trust


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Susquehanna University
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate Degree in Administration and Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Sectors – Indiana University of Pennsylvania