Kim Insalaco Joins Affinaquest as VP of Advancement Strategy

February 21, 2024 – We are thrilled to announce Kim Insalaco, a seasoned advancement executive with two decades of higher education fundraising and campaign management experience has joined Affinaquest as the Vice President of Advancement Strategy.

Kim has a 20-year, distinguished career in enterprise fundraising at multiple top institutions, including Brown University, Georgetown University, and Cornell. During her eight years at the helm of Brown, Kim provided the critical leadership necessary to achieve consistent & record-breaking fundraising results. She is responsible for completing a $300 million campaign, which included two capital projects totaling over $150 million for her alma mater.

Her extensive advancement knowledge encapsulates all areas, including individual philanthropy, major and principal giving, prospect pipeline development, and all facets of advancement services, including strategic engagement, stewardship, annual giving, and giving day innovation. 

Prior to Brown, Kim’s proven track record was a key factor in solidifying Georgetown University’s $1.6 billion Generations Campaign, where she led efforts in scholarship fundraising, annual giving, and athletics philanthropic management. She grew Georgetown’s alumni participation to nearly 40%, the highest in school history.

Kim shared her goal to “Create and sustain strong client partnerships that are rooted in industry-leading practices, commitment, and innovation.” With palpable enthusiasm about Affinaquest’s future, Kim says, “I joined the Affinaquest team to help advancement colleagues solve today’s most pressing challenges by navigating future headwinds through a data-driven approach to engagement enabled by the leading advancement CRM technology.”

Kim will be relied upon to propel Affinaquest to help the top institutions exceed their lofty campaign goals. Her unparalleled wealth of advancement expertise was highlighted by Affinaquest CEO David Marr when he said, “Kim stood out among a highly competitive pool of candidates for her leadership, record of innovation, and demonstrated commitment to mission-driven, higher education fundraising for the past twenty years. Kim has been integral in shaping two university-wide public capital campaigns at two top-ranked institutions, further setting Kim apart.”

We are excited to welcome Kim Insalaco, a 2006 women’s ice hockey Olympian, as her arrival marks a significant milestone for Affinaquest as we navigate the dynamic advancement and collegiate athletics landscapes ahead.

About Affinaquest  

Affinaquest empowers colleges and universities to unlock their data potential. Offering unparalleled business intelligence, advanced data analytics, and innovative CRM software native to the Salesforce platform, Affinaquest equips clients to be the architects of their success – surfacing opportunities for increased and more personal engagement, resulting in incremental revenue growth. Together, we drive the quest for affinity and create lasting relationships that shape your institution’s future.

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