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Faculty Spotlight

Marian Stern

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
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The strength and sophistication of Heyman Center programs is a product of our world-class faculty. In addition to senior development professionals, the faculty in the M.S. in Fundraising and Grantmaking program at the NYU School of Professional Studies includes accountants, lawyers, museum directors, and corporate executives. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field of fundraising, some of these renowned scholars/practitioners are drawn from other NYU schools.

Together with the Heyman Center’s Advisory Board of distinguished fundraisers, foundation leaders, and private philanthropists, your professors lead you in exploring the dynamics and the strategies of fundraising and philanthropy through intelligent dialogue and debate. They also bring to the classroom, as a matter of course, guest lecturers, case studies, research, and professional expertise in order to show you by example how to excel—and inspire you to find a way to give back to the profession, just as they do. As you come to know your professors through classes, workshops, and industry events, you experience, firsthand, their dedication to academic discovery, their eagerness to share their own research, and their commitment to mentor you while you conduct your own intellectual inquiries.