Richard Bennett

Prior to becoming Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) Richard served as Director of Philanthropy, Europe and the Middle East, for global conservation organisation WWF.  In that role, he worked with national offices of WWF across Europe to build capacity in major gift fundraising.  Before joining WWF, he served for six years in the Development Office of Princeton University, most recently as Assistant to the President for Capital Projects.  While at Princeton, Richard also taught a freshman seminar in Comparative Literature.  He began his career in the non-profit sector as Program Officer and then Director of Development of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  Richard earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.  He holds an MA in English Literature from McGill University and an MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University.  Richard serves as a volunteer on the Steering Committee for the 700th Anniversary Campaign of Exeter College, Oxford, and on the Development Committee of United World Colleges International (UWC).

GG+A is a full-service philanthropic management consultant firm with offices in Chicago and London.  GG+A offers strategic counsel on all areas of fundraising and campaign management to educational, medical, cultural and voluntary sector institutions across the globe.  The firm currently provides counsel to more than 300 institutions worldwide, including many in the United Kingdom, with aggregate campaign goals of more than £30 billion.  Current and recent UK clients of the firm include the University of Birmingham, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, Durham University, King’s College London, Oxford Brookes University, and the University of Warwick.