Meet the Team

We are passionate about helping schools raise money and engage their constituents.

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Michael Kong


Mike was a long-time engineer at Facebook, where he was responsible for making sure the world's most-used social network was up and running.

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Kestrel Linder

Co-Founder & CEO

Kestrel has 10+ years' experience at the intersection of strategy and technology. He is a regular speaker on the future of philanthropy.


Dan Ettinger

Director of Business Development

Dan worked at Amazon and as a fundraiser for two non-profits. He is a class agent for Macalester College and the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

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Carl Weis

Software Engineer

Carl has over 15+ years of experience building large scale applications, payment systems, game programming, and loves UI/UX design.

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Felicity Meu

Director of Partner Success

Felicity was the Director of Next Generation Giving at Stanford University, where she led innovative digital fundraising initiatives.


Amy Jacobs

Program Manager, VMS Community Experience

Amy previously served as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Lynchburg College.

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Haley Keegan

Business Development Associate

Haley is a class agent at both of her alma maters: Bates College and the Brooks School.

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Riya Patel

Partner Success

Riya led the Senior Gift Campaign at Harvard University as Class Committee Chair.

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Matt Gruber

Software Engineer

Matt studied computer engineering and information systems at Carnegie Mellon. He is an Eagle Scout.


Robert Ang

Software Engineer

Robert used to manually flatten cookies at an organic bakery. He now manually flattens bugs.


Olivia Duggan

Partner Success Associate

Olivia graduated from Wellesley College where she was captain of the crew team and served on the Friends of Athletics National Committee.


Lydia Ward

Partner Success Associate

Lydia is a graduate of UNC Asheville. She was previously a marketing assistant at her alma mater and oversaw fundraising in her sorority.

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Jo Mohan

Partner Success Associate

Jo is a Project Manager, St Louis native, and higher education addict, having graduated from St Louis University not once but twice.


Jacob Comer

Software Engineer

Jacob started going to college at 16, and has spent the majority of his career working in higher education.

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Anjali Gill

Partner Success Associate

Anjali is passionate about education and travel. She started her career as a middle school math teacher and has visited over 50 countries.


Amanpreet Kaur

Business Development Associate

Aman graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked in the Advancement Office as well as the Phonathon program.


Cooper Hardy

Business Development Associate

Cooper is a UNC Chapel Hill graduate, and used to be an Advancement Fellow at Culver Academies (where he also coached several sports teams).

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Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld

Partner Success Associate

Hannah spent 7+ years in the nonprofit fundraising and community-building world. She's a graduate of Yale and two of its a cappella groups!

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Jackie Lee

Software Engineer

Jackie has several years of experience in law and technology. She still gets amazed at what technology can do for us.

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Anne Lemon

Marketing & Communications Associate

Anne spent 15+ years as a fundraising writer in the nonprofit and higher ed spaces, including 10 years at Washington and Lee University.

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Ashil Farahmand

Software Engineer

Ashil has contributed to an outreach site for American Relief Coalition for Syria. He's a budding software developer.

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Kate Ceremsak

Partner Success Associate

Kate spent over 6 years in higher education and independent school development (both GiveCampus partners!). She is a proud Davidson alum.

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Alejandra Tamez

Executive Assistant

Alejandra believes in positively influencing the world through advocacy and volunteer work. She graduated from VCU in Nonprofit Management.


Shelby Elsbree

Partner Success Intern

Shelby is a Partner Success intern who spent 7 years as a professional ballerina before pursuing her education at Columbia University.

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Pavan Gollapalli

Software Engineer Intern

Pavan studies computer science and information systems at Carnegie Mellon. He can solve a Rubik’s cube, but not very quickly.

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Casey Doherty

Business Development Intern

Casey is a Business Development intern and a junior at Georgetown, where she works to ensure the quality & accessibility of higher education

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Hilary Linder

Crowdfunding Expert

Hilary is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has led and helped manage numerous crowdfunding campaigns across numerous industries.

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Sophie Su

UX/UI Designer

Sophie designs the user experience and user interface on GiveCampus. She is a Designer at Google and previously designed for Disney.

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Michael Seibel


Michael is the CEO of Y Combinator. He co-founded, which became and was acquired by Amazon for $970 million in 2014.

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