Natalie J. Fleischman, senior consultant to Washburn & McGoldrick, LLC, is passionate about fundraising. She is one of those rare Development professionals who identified academic university fundraising as her career choice when she was an undergraduate in college.

Natalie now has 27 years of proven success in her chosen field, and for the last six years, she has focused exclusively on the academic medical realm. She is an expert at creating strategic plans, and she is able to design, build, fix and lead development teams and volunteers to achieve their campaign and fundraising goals. Natalie is recognized as a player/coach, with infectious energy and enthusiasm, and an impressive track record of working with internal and external constituents to close large gifts.

Most recently, Natalie served as Senior Director of Major Gifts for Stanford Medical Center, which is in the middle of a $2 billion fundraising effort. As part of the Major Gift Leadership Team, Natalie was directly responsible for a cohort of colleagues providing oversight for Specialists, Generalists, Planned Giving and Corporate and Foundations. As a Senior Director, she also served as a member of the leadership team with oversight for the entire Major Gifts department of over 50 people.

Before joining the Stanford team in February 2013, Natalie worked as Vice President and Executive Director of the Foundation for Fletcher Allen Health Care (now University of Vermont Medical Center) at the University of Vermont. Before that, she was Vice President for Philanthropy at World Learning (formerly known as SIT and EIL, or the School for International Training and the Experiment in International Living) in Brattleboro, VT; Campaign Manager and Senior Director of Major Gifts for the College of Arts & Sciences at UVM; Director of Major Gifts and Director of the New York Regional Programs at the University of Pennsylvania; and in a variety of leadership roles at both the Central Development Office and the Law School of New York University.

Natalie received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College, Boston MA, and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University, NYC.