Tracy Ketchem

Tracy Ketchem

Director of Campaign Operations
University of Minnesota Foundation


Tracy B. Ketchem is currently the Director of Campaign Operations at the University of Minnesota Foundation where she is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the University’s $4 billion campaign. Prior to this role, Tracy was the Director of Development, Neurosciences.

Before joining the University of Foundation, Tracy served as Executive Consultant for the Cleveland Clinic and the Executive Director of Development for The Children’s Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic. Tracy created and managed a unified fundraising program for the division of pediatrics and The Children’s Hospital. She led the Hospital’s $50 million initiative and established a volunteer leadership board.

Before joining the Cleveland Clinic, Tracy served as the Associate Director of Development for The Cleveland Orchestra where she managed three annual fund campaigns, campaign volunteers, donor stewardship, prospect management, and donor record keeping. Also in Cleveland, Tracy served as Director of Leadership Programs for the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University where she served as a major gifts officer and created and managed the School’s stewardship program.

Upon earning her Masters of Public Affairs with a concentration in Nonprofit Administration from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affair, Tracy began her career at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as their Donor Relations Associate. In her five years with the Orchestra, she also served as Individual Gifts Manager, Annual Fund Manager, and Director of Individual Giving and Development Operations.

Tracy is currently serving as adjunct faculty at The Fund Raising School through the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she teaches the principles and techniques, major gifts, and capital campaign courses.