Nancy E. Peterman

Nancy E. Peterman Partner

Nancy E. Peterman, as Partner, assists universities, schools, healthcare, arts and cultural institutions and human service organizations to achieve results and pursue their missions. In her role as Partner at Alexander Haas, Nancy’s recent clients include Clemson University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Saint Mary’s College of California, University of West Florida, Louisiana State University Foundation, Salem Academy and College, the University of Connecticut, Emory University School of Law, Kansas State University, Sewickley Academy, Notre Dame Academy, and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

Nancy served as President of the Georgia State University Foundation and Vice President for University Development for ten years prior to becoming a consultant. Before her tenure at Georgia State, she served as Executive Director of the Old Dominion University Educational and Intercollegiate Foundations, where she oversaw a record setting capital campaign and doubled the size of the endowment fund. Nancy has also served as President of the DePaul Health Foundation, as Director of Development for Marist School in Atlanta, and as Senior Executive Consultant for the Kellogg Organization. She has been in the development field for more than 25 years, with considerable experience in institutionally related foundations and sixteen years of foundation management experience.

A frequent speaker, Nancy has conducted presentations at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the country on subjects including major gifts, development officer and leadership recruitment, board governance, engagement, and giving, metrics, trends in giving, peer-to-peer solicitation, and most recently, development etiquette for staff. She is in demand as a major and principal gifts officer coach and trainer.

As a volunteer, Nancy serves on the Board of the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia and previously served on the Boards of Theatrical Outfit, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Atlanta and the Advisory Board for the Fund for Theological Advancement. Nancy is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with graduate work in business at Old Dominion University.

She is married to Michael Pratt, an otolaryngologist, and they have four children and three grandchildren. She enjoys playing the violin and cooking in her spare time.