Emily Paranjape

Senior Major Gifts Officer (USA)

Emily brings experience in private university individual giving at the major gift level as well as experience securing nonprofit event sponsorships and programmatic grants. Previously, she worked at Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, Duke University, and most recently at Carolina Small Business Development Fund. Emily has expertise across a variety of donor segments—from designing individual donor cultivation strategies to developing grant proposals and budgets for institutional funders.

Emily is a North Carolina native and holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and master’s in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. In her free time she loves cooking, gardening, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and their rescue dog, Lucky.