As Interim Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Development, Kellie Anderson provides strategic leadership for fundraising and alumni relations programs for Pitt’s six health science schools: medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and health and rehabilitation sciences. She concurrently serves as the Interim Chief Development Officer for UPMC.
Anderson has more than 25 years of advancement experience in education and health care. She joined the University in 1999 as Associate Director of Development for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. In the years since, Anderson has held a number of positions in health sciences development including Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Interim Director of Health Sciences Development, and most recently Executive Director of Central Development.
Anderson focuses her personal fundraising efforts on developing strategic philanthropic partnerships and identifying, cultivating, and soliciting national foundations and corporations for major and principal gifts. She has also acted as a consultant for a number of leading universities’ corporate and foundation relations programs.
Prior to her tenure at Pitt, Anderson was Director of the Annual Fund at Chatham College; Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations at the Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation; and Grants Specialist at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a master’s degree in public health from Pitt.
Anderson is currently an admissions volunteer for Allegheny College and, in her free time, enjoys reading, baking, and hiking. She and her husband Glenn live in McCandless, Pa., and have a college-age son.