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Tracy LaMondue

Tracy LaMondue

Associate Director for Advancement and Campaign Director





Tracy LaMondue joined the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in May 2012. She serves as the chief advancement officer and oversees all aspects of the Museum's $230 million campaign.

In this role, Ms. LaMondue manages the fundraising, operations, special events, and strategic communications teams. She works closely with the Museum's Director and Board to spearhead fundraising around the Museum's strategic research and educational priorities.

Ms. LaMondue brings three decades of nonprofit fundraising experience to the Smithsonian, including 15 years with organizations dedicated to nature and the environment. Her expertise is in development, major and principle gifts, and team building. Most recently, LaMondue served as Vice President for Major Gifts at Conservation International (CI). In her seven years at CI, Ms. LaMondue's leadership yielded significant increases in major gift revenue for programs and as well as overall general operating unrestricted revenue. She also secured the organization's largest estate commitment to date. Ms. LaMondue created a regionally focused Development team which greatly enhanced the organization's ability to engage donors. By partnering with a broad range of volunteers, Ms. LaMondue and her team created new donor groups that increased the base of support from targeted demographic groups and key geographic regions across the United States.

Prior to Conservation International, Ms. LaMondue was the Director of Major Gifts at the National Wildlife Federation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Pepperdine University and a Certificate in Management from the University of Southern California.

Mailing Address:

Office of the Associate Director for Advancement and Campaign Director

National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
MRC 135, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012



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