Katelyn Quynn

  • Chief Development and Board Relations Officer
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Katelyn Quynn is chief development and board relations officer at Hebrew SeniorLife, and recently oversaw the organization's $125 million campaign. Previously, she was deputy chief development officer for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she worked for 19 years and helped close its successful $1.5 billion campaign.

Katelyn, who joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2011, co-authored Planned Giving: A Guide to Fund Raising and Philanthropy, which won awards from AFP and CASE, and co-authored three other books: Invest in Charity, A Donor’s Guide to Charitable Giving; Planned Giving for the Small Nonprofit; and Planned Giving Workbook. She is a former board member of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now Partnership for Philanthropic Planning) and a past president of the Planned Giving Group of New England.

Katelyn provided testimony to the US Congress helping to secure passage of the Philanthropy Protection Act of 1995 and was named Planned Giving Professional of the Year by Planned Giving Today.


Graduate of Tufts University
J.D., Boston University School of Law