Graduate of UK
Gray will provide leadership and vision for the college’s philanthropic programs and continue to build and develop a robust fundraising operation. She will also be responsible for managing and growing the philanthropy office and staff.
She has experience in all levels of fundraising and has served in many roles throughout her career — chief executive officer, fundraising data manager, major gifts officer, principal gifts officer, planned giving/gift planning officer and most recently as director of development, gift planning at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Gray, who grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, earned an undergraduate degree in communications from UK. She also has a graduate degree from the University of Denver with an emphasis in philanthropic leadership.