Hannah Peters named vice president of development at Brandeis University

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Hannah Peters

Brandeis University has named fundraising leader Hannah Peters its vice president of development. Currently the associate dean for development and external relations at the Harvard Divinity School, Peters will join Brandeis on September 4.

Peters will oversee fundraising activities in the institutional advancement division at Brandeis and implement strategies to ensure achievement of fundraising goals across the university.

“Hannah Peters will bring deep knowledge and a versatile skill set that draws on decades of proven success in fundraising leadership,” said Zamira Korff, senior vice president of institutional advancement. “She will add tremendous value and insight to help drive our future growth.”

Peters will join Brandeis after concluding a 20-year tenure at Harvard University. She joined Harvard in 1999 as Harvard Business School’s director of corporate relations. She was promoted to associate dean for external relations at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. While there, she reinvigorated the school’s external relations program and prepared the groundwork for an upcoming campaign. Chief among her responsibilities at Harvard Divinity School was leading its first major comprehensive fundraising campaign in over a decade.

Before joining Harvard, Peters served as director of corporate relations at the Stanford University School of Engineering and director of corporate and foundation relations at Tufts Medical Center. Additional nonprofit work included positions at the Asia Society and the Executive Council on Foreign Diplomats, both in New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in international affairs and journalism from Columbia University.

“I am thrilled to join Brandeis at such a pivotal time in its history,” Peters said. “I look forward to advancing the university’s mission and to engaging with the community as we embark on its next chapter.”

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