Brittany Wellner-James, Deputy Development Director (Campaign and Major Gifts)
After studying for a PhD in Chinese Studies at Clare (m. 2007), Brittany spent three years at the Academy of Ancient Music before returning to the College in September 2015 as Associate Director, Major Gifts, in the Development Office. In October 2016, Brittany became the Deputy Director of Development (Campaign and Major Gifts).
Brittany is responsible for developing and managing personal and institutional relationships with current and potential donors to the College, particularly at the highest level of giving. She is currently leading the strategy for the Old Court Campaign, which aims to raise £38 million. She is also responsible for fundraising for graduate and undergraduate student aid, teaching fellowships, and the College Choir. Her fundraising work is centred in the UK, but also includes annual visits to the U.S. and Asia to meet with international donors and alumni.