Kenna Barrett is a fundraising strategist based in Silver Spring, MD. Over a 20-year period, Kenna has raised millions of dollars in all types of organizations, from start-ups to world-class universities. She serves as the CDO of University Libraries for the University of Maryland.
Kenna teaches fundraising at Sacred Heart University and has taught at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She is regular presenter in the fundraising community on topics such as “Making the Ask” for Introverts, the Science of Schmoozing, The Inner Game of Fundraising, and more.
Initially headed for academia, Kenna found fundraising to be a perfect fit for her writing skills and changemaking spirit. She loves to work with self-identified introverts and others who seek a seasoned guide to help them navigate the world of philanthropy. Kenna holds degrees from Wellesley College, the University of California-San Diego, and the University of Rhode Island. Her essays have appeared in Bethesda Beat, Fairygodboss, Introvert, Dear, NonProfit PRO, and elsewhere.