Abbie J. von Schlegell, CFRE has been in the development field for over 40 years. Throughout her career she has served as a consultant with several national firms and held key development positions at Stanford University, The University of Chicago, the Shakespeare theatre Company in Washington D.C. and for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, MD.

She speaks widely on the subjects of major gifts, capital campaigns, building successful development programs, and women s philanthropy. Abbie is currently adjunct faculty at Boston University.

Women s philanthropy is her passion and special expertise. Abbie is the editor of Women as Donors, Women as Philanthropists, published in 1993 by Jossey-Bass.