Holy Cross School Names Gelé Director Of Institutional Advancement

Monica Sanusi Gelé

NEW ORLEANS – Monica Sanusi Gelé, CFRE joins Holy Cross School as Director of Institutional Advancement. She comes with over 20 years of fundraising experience, more recently serving as Director of Philanthropy for the March of Dimes Foundation helping the foundation launch their first major gifts campaign and Development Director for the Academy of the Sacred Heart. She has raised over 36 million dollars in her fundraising career with the majority of it during a post Katrina global recession. She recently received her CFRE designation through CFRE International, joining 5500 fundraising executives around the world.

         Gelé, originally from Shreveport, LA, graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, with a double major in fine art and art history. She worked for 10 years as an arts administrator and director for arts non-profits, galleries and museums in Mississippi and Louisiana. She currently serves on the board of the Atkinson Stern Tennis Center and is a volunteer for various local non-profits. She lives in New Orleans with her three daughters.

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