Joanna Storrar

Joanna Storrar


+1 609 651 2223

I have always fallen in love with the cause. One of the best things about my work is helping others to do the same and to see fundraising as a gift to be shared, not a burden to be anxious about. Organisations we work with do extraordinary work, and it is energising and inspiring working with them to share what they do with others. Why wouldn’t they feel proud to ask donors to join them in this work, to join them in a journey that changes lives?

It’s very satisfying helping clients think more deeply about what they do that is important and why, how to bring donors with them, and how together they can make real impact. It’s wonderful to see the confidence in their cause this brings. That changes everything.

Some I've worked with recently

  • Blue Cross
  • Cathedral Music Trust
  • Council on Library Information Resources
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • The Glasgow Academy
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Imperial College London
  • Medair
  • NIST International School, Bangkok
  • Scotland's Rural College
  • Sevenoaks School Foundation
  • University of Oxford
  • UWC Thailand
  • Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
  • Zurich International School


  • Understanding and articulating the cause
  • Thinking about donors and the journey they make
  • Building supportive and purposeful communities at a distance from the home institution
  • Mentoring staff

Before More

  • Director of Development and Director of North American Office, University of Edinburgh
  • VP North American Development, University of Glasgow
  • Director of Development for two US independent schools
  • Assistant Director, Aberdeen University’s Quincentenary Campaign
  • Fundraiser for the Scottish Museums Council
  • Early career in oil and gas investing
  • Alumna of Mount Holyoke College, University of Edinburgh, and University of Strathclyde

Outside More

  • Volunteering for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Board member at Playlist for Life – helping dementia sufferers and their families
  • Dancing, running, being active
  • Reading about and discussing ideas
  • Taking delight in my husband, sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren