KIPP Charlotte Welcomes Heather Moeller
PMA Consulting is pleased to announce that KIPP Charlotte has hired Heather Moeller as its new Director of Development.
KIPP Charlotte is a free, open-enrollment public charter school in East Charlotte that serves communities that are traditionally underserved and marginalized in education. The organization was founded in Charlotte in 2007 as a middle school, KIPP Academy Charlotte, which today serves approximately 400 students in grades 5-8. This past August, KIPP Charlotte began an exciting growth phase with the launch of an elementary school, KIPP Change Academy, serving students in Kindergarten and 4th grade.
The mission of KIPP Charlotte is to prepare students to excel in high school and college by cultivating the habits of mind, character skills, and knowledge necessary for their success. KIPP provides an education that will enable students to lead full lives and empower graduates to be the future leaders of Charlotte and the world beyond. As a charter school, KIPP Charlotte receives public funding for student education, but private donations and charitable contributions cover things like buildings, bus transportation, school supplies, and a portion of teacher pay.
Heather comes to KIPP Charlotte with an extensive background working in development with education-focused nonprofit organizations. Previously, Heather served as the Director of Development of Catholic Schools at the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, where she directed all fundraising and donor relations activities for the MACS Education Foundation and TRIAD Catholic Schools Foundation. Prior to that role, Heather served on the development team at the Carolina Raptor Center. Fittingly, Heather spent the early years of her career as a Teacher Trainer for the Peace Corps and as an elementary school teacher. Heather is active in the Charlotte philanthropic community, through her membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and as a past participant in the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership’s Leadership Gift School.
At KIPP Charlotte, Heather will be responsible for building and stewarding donor relationships to achieve the organization’s annual fundraising goals. She will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other organizational leaders to strengthen and expand the school’s community outreach and communications efforts to support KIPP Charlotte’s local impact and future growth.
Please join us in welcoming Heather Moeller to her new position at KIPP Charlotte!