Kelly Cramer

Senior Manager, Development Strategy

Best Friends Animal Society

Kelly Cramer wants to live in a world where dogs live forever, where Netflix stops asking if she’s still watching and where vegan donuts can be found on every street corner. When she’s not dreaming of those things, Kelly is working at the intersection of communications and philanthropy as senior manager of development strategy for Best Friends Animal Society. In this role, she crafts compelling donor communications and identifies strategic funding opportunities for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and institutional donors.With degrees in nonprofit management and art education, Kelly has more than 10 years of experience in donor communications, grant writing and major gifts fundraising at a blend of nonprofits, including Best Friends, Special Olympics and a Benedictine monastery. In her free time, she likes to whip up vegan confections and debate the merits of the Oxford comma. Kelly lives in her hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, with her high-school-crush-turned-husband and three senior rescue dogs. www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-cramer-mpa