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Leadership Giving Team

Connecticut Public’s Institutional Advancement team supports the mission of Connecticut Public by creating meaningful relationships with donors and grantors to align their passions and interests with Connecticut Public funding priorities. By working closely with individuals and granting organizations, the Institutional Advancement team seeks to listen, learn and determine

Ipsita Ganguli, Director, Foundations and Special Projects
iganguli@ctpublic.org · (860) 275-7306
Ipsita serves as Director of Foundations and Special Projects at CT Public. In this role she is responsible for building strategy and planning for foundation support, with an emphasis on long-term projects such as the New England News Collaborative. She completed her master's degree in nonprofit management and philanthropy in 2017, attaining current best-practice knowledge alongside a 22-year career in the nonprofit sector, largely in education. She specializes in data-driven outcomes and grant planning to support the many ways CT Public serves the community.

Janet Headley, Grant Writer
jheadley@ctpublic.org · (404) 274-7943
Jan has 27 years of experience in a variety of development roles in both public and private higher education including Georgia State University in Atlanta, Yale and Northeastern. During her most recent 12-year tenure at Quinnipiac University, her primary focus centered on communications, health sciences and medicine, diversity and inclusion and the arts and sciences. In her role as grant writer, Jan seeks to build strong mutually beneficial relationships between funders and CT Public.

Nicole Kimball, Director | Donor Management and Operations
nkimball@ctpublic.org · (860) 275-7516
Always curious Nicole excitedly joined Connecticut Public to learn all about public media! She brings extensive experience serving in a variety of roles in advancement programs - most recently as Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations at an independent private school. She considers herself lucky to support all parts of the advancement team. Nicole loves being a part of an inquisitive community and using an exclamation point!

Johnnie Malloy, Senior Director / Major Giving Fairfield County
jmalloy@ctpublic.org · (203) 253-1995
Johnnie is a seasoned development and marketing professional who has worked for over three decades bringing transformational change to human service, educational, and health care organizations throughout Fairfield County and beyond. Her work has focused on being a strategic partner with donors and supporters to connect them to causes they feel the most passionate about. An ardent supporter of public media, she is proud to be a part of the team at CT Public and encourages everyone to stay curious.

Deidre M. Tavera, Chief Development Officer
dtavera@ctpublic.org · (860) 275-7275
As Connecticut Public’s Chief Development Officer, Deidre Tavera oversees the institutional advancement team’s efforts in leadership giving, major gifts, grants and foundations and legacy giving. She has over 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations overseeing fund development, strategic planning, community outreach and board governance to advance the missions and improve service delivery and partnerships with stakeholders. Deidre is both a Connecticut Public leadership donor and sustaining member who loves to work with donors in shared effort to support the organization.

Holly Winters, Senior Director / Major Giving
hwinters@ctpublic.org · (860) 275-7344
As Connecticut Public’s Director of Major Gifts, Holly has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families identifying major giving opportunities that align with donor passions. Her long career in philanthropy has spanned the state and region, working with nonprofits ranging from institutions of higher education to global and local environmental organizations. She considers herself a change agent, and has dedicated her professional and personal life to transformative nonprofits.

Shannon Sullivan-Murnane, Senior Leadership Giving Manager
smurnane@ctpublic.org · (860) 275-7250
As the Senior Leadership Giving Manager at Connecticut Public, Shannon has spent over 20 years fundraising for different arts and health and human services non-profits in the state. During her career, she's focused on helping donors connect their passion and support to an organization's mission-driven work. A dedicated supporter of Public Media, she enjoys collaborating with our passionate supporters.

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The Institutional Advancement Team:

Ipsita Ganguli
Director | Foundations and Special Projects
About Ipsita »
Email: iganguli@ctpublic.org
Phone: (860) 275-7306
Janet Headley
Nicole Kimball
Annual Giving and Operations
About Nicole »
Email: nkimball@ctpublic.org
Johnnie Malloy
Senior Director | Major Gifts, Fairfield County
About Johnnie »
Email: jmalloy@ctpublic.org
Phone: (860) 275-7259
Deidre Tavera
Chief Development Officer
About Deidre »
Email: dtavera@ctpublic.org
Phone: (860) 275-7275
Holly Winters
Senior Director / Major Giving
About Holly »
Email: hwinters@ctpublic.org
Phone: (860) 275-7344
Shannon Sullivan-Murnane
Senior Leadership Giving Manager
About Shannon »
Email: smurnane@ctpublic.org
Phone: (860) 275-7250