Kelly Lee, CFRE

Program Officer - Central NC

About Kelly

Kelly manages nonprofit outreach, engagement and affiliate grantmaking and scholarships for central North Carolina. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and special certifications in event planning, small group facilitation, nonprofit marketing and received her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credentials. She completed Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence thorugh the Disney Institute and is trained through Reconnect for Resilience, addressing trauma impacted communities. Kelly is an avid supporter and volunteer for Special Olympics.

Kelly is also an instructor for the Duke Nonprofit Certificate program, developing and leading curriculum on Community Engagement and Collaboration, Storytelling for Nonprofits, and Nonprofit Marketing, and is the co-creator of the Leading for Tomorrow Nonprofit Capacity Building Summit. She holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from WGU North Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in leadership in the public sector from NC State University where she graduated summa cum laude. 

When she’s not working, Kelly can be found gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.