Heather McDonald

Assistant Vice President for Development


Assistant Vice President for Development, UConn Foundation

Academic Degrees:

Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, University of Connecticut
Master of Education, Administration and Supervision, University of Hartford
Bachelor of Arts, Women’s Studies and Communications, SUNY New Paltz

Areas of Expertise:


Heather McDonald is Assistant Vice President for Development at the UConn Foundation serves on the Neag School of Education advancement team as director of development and works to engage alumni, foundations, and corporations in the strategic development of faculty research, graduate fellowships and student scholarships. Prior to joining the Neag School, she worked in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn as assistant and then associate director of development. Originally joining the University in July of 2000, Heather has worked in a variety of capacities including hall director and community director in residential life and then program director and interim director of annual giving at the UConn Foundation. Heather has a Graduate Certificate in Non-profit Management and Leadership from the University of Connecticut. She received her Master of Education with a focus on Administration and Supervision from the University of Hartford and her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies with a focus on Human Resources and Social Change and a minor in Communication Studies from the State University of New York at New Paltz.


NEACUHO Women’s Issues Outstanding Achievement Award, 2004

NEACUHO Case Study Award Winner, 2001

Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society in Education, 2000

Heather McDonald
Contact Information
Phone860 486 4530 (Cell: 860 336 7959)
Mailing AddressUnit 3064
Office LocationUConn Foundation