Jill C. Anderson serves as the Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement at Moravian University & Theological Seminary (Bethlehem, Pa.) and Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, Pa.). Before her time at Moravian, Jill served in engagement and development leadership positions at Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pa.), Drew University (Madison, N.J.), and at her alma mater, Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.), where she started her career in higher education in 1999.
Jill’s leadership during 2021 was critical to the department and to the University. In spring 2021, she was co-lead of the Building a New Legacy pillar of Moravian’s new strategic plan, a role she continues as we implement the plan through 2024. She was integral to planning Moravian’s transition from a college to a university, which became official on July 1, 2021. She was also heavily involved in planning the consolidation of Lancaster Theological Seminary with Moravian Theological Seminary, which also commenced in July, and subsequently has provided vision and leadership for recreating a development and alumni engagement operation at Lancaster that had recently become moribund. She has also laid the groundwork for the public launch of Moravian’s comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2022-2023.
Jill is a member of CHIEF, the only private membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders; the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Board of Directors - Pennsylvania, serving on the Development Committee; the American Cancer Society Board of Advisors for the Greater Lehigh Valley; and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) - Captain William Penny Chapter. She received the Lehigh University Alumni Award in 2016. Jill has presented on volunteer management, engagement, and board development for the Lehigh Valley Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Stephen’s Place, and the ACLU of Pennsylvania.
Jill received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Lehigh University and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAPⓇ) and a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), in addition to being a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AiP). Anderson has been a CASE District II volunteer for several years in a variety of capacities, most recently as the Conference Program Chair.