Linda Allaire Welter, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Linda Allaire Welter
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Linda Allaire Welter's advancement leadership and collaborative work with the College's president, trustees, alumni, and staff have resulted in a doubling of the annual fund, special project fundraising for a new Campus Center and Student Residence building, the creation of the Passion for Action Leadership Dinner—a major fundraising event for scholarships—and development of a nucleus fund for Wheelock's capital campaign that will coincide with the 125th anniversary of Wheelock College in 2013. CASE recognized the achievements of Wheelock's advancement team in 2009 by naming Wheelock College as a CASE Wealth Engine Award winner.
She began her career at Harvard University in 1979 during the FAS Campaign for $350 million. She has led successful campaigns at Wellesley College, U.C. Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Linda's commitment to children and families has always been a part of her volunteer work. While serving on the Women in Development Board in Boston, she started the City Service Project and Young Philanthropist Award. Working with the late Sister Jeanette Normandin and colleagues from Wellesley College, she helped to raise the "seed money" for the RUAH House in Somerville, a home for homeless women living with HIV Aids. While living in Philadelphia, she joined the board of the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation and developed an outreach program to help underserved populations in the city receive diagnostics and treatment for breast cancer.
Linda holds an M.B.A. from Boston College and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Drew University.