Gretchen Dwyer

Senior Consultant

Gretchen  Dwyer

With a wealth of nonprofit and advancement experience, Gretchen Dwyer knows firsthand the value of being recruited by LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES. The firm first placed Gretchen as Director of Development at Tower School, a private elementary school on Boston’s North Shore, and then as Director of Leadership Giving at Amherst College, where she was promoted twice to the position of Executive Director of Development and Campaign Director.

Gretchen began her career as a Development Assistant for The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s capital campaign. She then worked as the lead grant writer for a literacy organization before moving on to Boston University, Tower School and, subsequently, Bennington College in Vermont. As Vice President for College Advancement for Washington College in Maryland, Gretchen led all Advancement and Alumni Relations activities, leading to her placement at Amherst in 2013.  

Gretchen’s extensive resume plays an important part in her role as Senior Consultant. Having hired many development professionals over the course of her career, she finds that the skills she has honed transfer quite successfully to the search process. Knowing how impactful a partnership between an institution and the right fundraiser can be, Gretchen is dedicated to presenting the best candidates for each nonprofit’s unique environment and culture.

Gretchen received her master’s degree from Boston University and her bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University. She served CASE District 1 as a Board Member and co-chair of its Sponsorship Committee.

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