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Raymond Carnley

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EdD, 2015

Raymond Carnley recently transitioned from senior consultant to Vice President of Client Services with the Winkler Group – a full service fundraising firm located in Charleston, SC serving institutions of higher education, independent schools, healthcare, community and faith-based organizations, and the arts. Most recently, he served as vice president for university advancement at Middle Georgia State University and executive director of the MGA Foundation; overseeing development, alumni relations, marketing and communications operations. Earlier in his career he served in senior leadership positions with Georgia Highlands College, Presbyterian College, the Forest History Society (an academic affiliate of Duke University), and Emory University.

Carnley draws on more than 20 years in nonprofit and higher education development, having helped secure more than $125 million in charitable giving.  He regularly speaks and presents at professional conferences, where he specializes in the planning and implementation of major capital campaigns; establishing and growing annual revenue; cultivating and soliciting major and planned gifts; and developing strategic marketing plans to identified constituents.  He is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Georgia Education Advancement Council. An Eagle Scout, he regularly volunteers his time serving as a camp and aquatics instructor for the Central Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

He received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia Southwestern State University and a Master of Education, with a concentration in higher education administration, from Columbia College.  He holds the professional certification of Certified Fund Raising Executive from CFRE International. He is an alumnus of the executive doctoral program in higher education management through UGA's Institute of Higher Education.

News Featuring Raymond Carnley

Sixteen students in graduate programs with the Institute of Higher Education received their degrees at UGA Commencement ceremonies held on Dec. 18.

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