Eleanor W. Drury, principal, with Drury Associates, raises funds, raises sights, institutional
image, skill-sets, and levels of philanthropy, for non profit institutions, their foundations and campaigns.
With thirty years of experience in major and planned gift development, Ms. Drury has served as the
Vice President for College Relations at Franklin Pierce University. She consults, currently, as the principal
for a consortium of experienced Associates.
In addition to developing and executing the successful Campaign for Franklin Pierce College, Eleanor consulted for 18 years with John Brown Limited prior to initiating her own practice, and has helped institutions of worth raise many millions of dollars to realize
their dreams and goals. Representative clients––regionally and nationally––include Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilbert College, Connecticut and WNED Public Broadcasting, Lincoln Center Theater and New York University in New York, the American Red Cross Mid-Fairfield County and Buffalo Chapters, Buffalo General (now Kaleida) and Lenox Hill Hospitals, The American Academy in Rome, Phillips Academy, The Bushnell, Gilda’s Club and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation.
Prior to consulting with John Brown Limited, Ms. Drury advised the Community Foundation for the state of New Hampshire and assisted financial institutions in product and market development. She held positions in marketing and development at The Sharon
Arts Center and the Apple Hill Chamber Players in southern New Hampshire. Before relocating to New Hampshire (to raise a family), Eleanor held a series of Officer-level positions at Citicorp New York––now CitiGroup––where she worked in financial services
marketing during a ten year period.
Undergraduate studies were at Connecticut College earning a B.A. with honors and a Phi Beta Kappa; graduate studies were at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and at New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration
for an MBA in finance and marketing. She serves currently as a Trustee of Historic Harrisville and an advisor to the New Hampshire Dance Institute.