Partner, Trek Advancement LLC

Kelly Wesley Taylor, J.D.

Kelly has a proven track record helping organizations deepen and sustain relationships to facilitate philanthropy. Her professional experience includes annual fund and planned giving fund development for Harvard University. She is experienced in dealing with tax aspects of charitable giving and has served as a philanthropic planning advisor to many individuals and organizations.

While serving as the chief fundraising officer and administrator for a regional academic cancer center, she built a sustainable, multifaceted development program while completing an $80 million capital campaign. Overseeing every aspect of a development enterprise, Kelly broadened the scope and the reach of the fundraising efforts on every front including, foundation and corporation giving, special events, implementation of an annual fund, volunteer management, major gift development and planned giving.

She received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky and J.D. from the University of Louisville. Kelly has served on a number of community and national volunteer boards as both a grant maker and fund seeker. She is a partner at Trek Advancement, LLC, a consulting firm focused on philanthropy.

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