Colleen de Keratry is a Senior Consultant with more than sixteen years experience in non-profit fundraising with a variety of organizations. She uses her skills in the areas of leadership, communication, organization, writing and analytical thinking to successfully guide clients in implementing strategic development initiatives to meet their needs. Most recently, Colleen served as Philanthropy Manager for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Queensland in Australia. Building a nascent major gifts program, Colleen worked with the CEO, Board and development team to create a relationship-based giving program. She has worked as the primary consultant to create a sustainable development program for the Vatican Observatory Foundation, the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin and for San Juan Diego, a Catholic high school modeled on the Cristo Rey concept.
Colleen is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs-Economic Relations from Marquette University. Currently, she is assisting Watts of Love, a small non-profit making a big impact by bringing sustainable light to the poorest of the poor throughout the world. Colleen resides in Oklahoma with her husband Peter and four children.