Kathy Hansen is Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the College of Saint Benedict. In this role she is responsible for all institutional fundraising and alumnae relations. She currently leads the $100 million Illuminating Lives campaign, focused on growing the college’s endowment and increasing resources for financial aid for students.
Hansen’s career spans three decades, largely in church-related higher education. She served for 17 years at Luther Seminary, rising to the position of Vice President of Seminary Relations and Executive Director of the Foundation. In that role, she oversaw the completion of three capital campaigns that raised a total of over $220 million for the seminary. At the time, they were the largest campaigns ever completed in theological education. She has led fundraising divisions at both Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Midland Lutheran College. Hansen has also served as a consultant with the national fundraising consulting firm of Bentz Whaley Flessner, serving liberal arts colleges across the United States.
Deborah is Chief Development Officer at JSSA, overseeing development & communications/marketing.
She has served with HSUS, WETA-TV/FM, Capital Hospice & IONA senior services. Deborah was named 2008 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by AFP/DC.