Wendy K. Parsons, CFRE

Wendy K. Parsons

Wendy K. Parsons, CFRE

Vice President for Advancement

Tel: 267-341-5008
Email: wparsons@holyfamily.edu


  • MA, Stanford University
  • BA, Grinnell College


Wendy Parsons, an advancement leader with more than 25 years of experience, comes to Holy Family from Albright College where she served as vice president for advancement. In this role, she brought best practices in fundraising and operational management to strengthen philanthropic giving and increased annual revenue by 40% in three years. Prior to Albright, she served in senior leadership roles at Saint Joseph’s University, Monmouth University, and Fox Chase Cancer Center. At Saint Joseph’s University, where she served in campaign and leadership roles during two different tenures, Parsons led the major gifts team during the Faith and Strength to Dare Campaign which successfully exceeded its goal and raised $152 million. 

Parsons leads a team that builds and sustains understanding, appreciation, and philanthropic support for the University by nurturing relationships with alumni, students, parents, and friends. As a member of the senior staff, she serves as the chief strategist and advisor on donor cultivation and stewardship and partners with the Board of Trustees to enhance their roles in achieving the University’s vision. 

Parsons is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College and holds a Master’s degree from Stanford University.