Meet the Apra Pennsylvania Board of Directors

Communications & Website Director

 Hannah Watters, Senior Development Associate, Carnegie Mellon University

 How many years have you worked in fundraising/prospect research? 

 6 years

 Briefly summarize your background:

 I am the senior development associate on the Campaign Planning & Operations Team at Carnegie   Mellon University. In my current role, I partner with University Advancement leadership to   support the cultivation, stewardship, and overall management of their prospect portfolios. I joined   Carnegie Mellon in 2019 as an assistant director of Advancement Research. Previously, I spent   four years at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh serving in multiple roles involving prospect   research and management. I graduated from Duquesne University with a B.A. in art history.


How long have you served on the Apra PA board, and what inspired you to join?  

I joined the Apra PA Board of Directors in 2018 and served two consecutive terms as secretary. This will be my third term. I joined the board to help bring representation from Western PA to the chapter.


What are you most proud of in your work?

I am proud of the impact my team's work has on the campus community.


Do you have favorite research tool, site, or trick you can share?

I find the H1B database to be an incredibly valuable tool.


What is your prospect development superpower?

Entering data into the CRM timely and accurately!

What is your bucket list vacation destination and why?

I would love to visit all four Guggenheim Museums. Two down (NYC and Venice), two to go (Bilbao and Abu Dhabi)!

What’s your hobby and why?

Cross-stitching and reading - I find both extremely relaxing.



APRA Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is a state chapter of APRA, an international membership organization that "serves and educates fund-raising professionals interested in advancement research and promotes the profession of advancement research."

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