Clare McCully joins Aspen Leadership Group with more than 30 years in leadership roles in non-profit institutions and higher education. Most recently, she was Chief Development Officer for the MGH Institute of Health Professions, the healthcare graduate school founded by Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as Interim Chief of Communications.
Clare began her development career at the New England Wildflower Society, the leading organization researching, protecting and cultivating native plants, spearheading their first capital campaign for an education center. She continued her capital campaign work at the Commonwealth School in Boston, before becoming Executive Director of the Newton Schools Foundation, the largest public school foundation in Massachusetts. She created the Massachusetts Educational Foundation Association, bringing together all education foundations in the Commonwealth, and was instrumental in assisting in the formation of the National School Foundation Association. She led the New England Office for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, expanding the inner-city program to gateway cities in MA, CT and RI. Clare was Vice President for Advancement at Newbury College, a Senior Consultant for Graham-Pelton and a frequent presenter at the AFP MA conferences. Clare is the 2005 Community Cornerstone Award Winner for Educational Fundraising from Women in Development of Greater Boston. She has served on that board, as well as the CASE D1 Board and Cabinet. An honors graduate of Wellesley College in Medieval-Renaissance Studies, Clare has twice led her reunions. For more than 28 years she led the Wellesley College Shakespeare Society Alumnae Association.