Director of Development
Kessler has 25 years of experience developing and implementing programs in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, he directed and managed 10 regions across the Midwest that served more than 10,000 families and volunteers for the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization.
Kessler’s priorities include: developing new avenues for scholarships; increasing planned giving; and developing special projects that will create more access to the school. Kessler also aims to support faculty work beyond normal research grants. He acts as a liaison, finding the right match between professors’ work and donors who wish to support that work. His goal is to help them secure seed money that will open doors to larger foundation grants.