behind the keyboard

Geraldine Gallagher, PhD, CFRE, has served as the president of Valencia Foundation since 2002. In her past life, she worked for North Harris College in Houston, the Illinois Department on Aging in Chicago, and Access Chicago, Mature Outlook, Discovery and Houston North magazines.

She has received degrees from Northwestern University and Capella University, and has taken post-grad courses at Texas A&M and Our Lady of the Lake universities. She likes school. Geraldine worked her way through undergrad slinging breakfast hash, transcribing insurance claims, hawking gift shop items and custom upholstery, balancing food service budgets and writing/editing magazine articles. She understands why scholarships are so vital for today’s student.

Her PhD dissertation focused on the factors that motivate the major gift to community colleges.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has lived in Texas and Illinois.

You may email her at ggallagher@valenciacollege.edu or send her a tweet at @geral64 on Twitter. Or visit www.facebook.com/geraldinegallagher.

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