Our Team

As the world’s leading resource for annual giving programs, AGN helps educational institutions develop sustainable sources of philanthropic support. We’re proud to have served thousands of colleges, universities and independent schools through our research, training, and consulting services, and through our membership program, which provides ongoing access to professional development.

Interested in joining our team? We’re hiring! CLICK HERE to learn more about some of our current opportunities. Read more about our current team members below.


Dan Allenby | President & Founder

Dan is an author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with educational institutions for more than 25 years to improve their fundraising results. An internationally recognized expert on annual giving, he is a CASE Laureate and recipient of the prestigious Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. His book Ideas for Annual Giving offers designs for helping organizations increase their levels of sustainable philanthropic support.

Dan has led annual giving and membership programs at Boston University, Tufts University, Georgetown University, and the National Geographic Society. He also served on the faculty for CASE’s Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising and chaired its Senior Annual Giving Professionals Conference and Annual Giving Workshop for five collective terms. He holds a B.A. in History from James Madison University and a M.B.A. from Boston College. Connect with Dan on LinkedIn



Greg Knedler | Vice President 

Greg oversees AGN’s core business operations and leads the marketing, sales and delivery of the firm’s various programs and services. His experience includes leading annual giving and other advancement programs at Troy University, The Air Force Academy Foundation, Georgia State University, and Auburn University. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.A. in Education from Auburn University.



Kathy Sargent | Director of Program Development 

Kathy manages AGN’s programming, production, and business operations. Her experience includes work in business development, operations, and marketing in the finance and music production industries. She holds a B.A. in French and an MBA from Boston College and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from the Yale School of Management Executive Education.



Nicole Neely | Membership Manager

Nicole coordinates AGN’s member service and marketing efforts. Her experience includes work in annual giving, alumni engagement, business development and customer service within higher education, healthcare and recruitment sectors. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA from Bowling Green State University.