Megan Gildea joined Legal Aid Justice Center in July 2017 as Charlottesville’s Chief Development Officer. In 2020, she was promoted to Associate Director of Development. Megan has a track record of connecting with donors and making philanthropic opportunities and investments possible. Her development career spans twenty years with an emphasis on individual major gifts. Prior to LAJC, Megan was the Director of Development at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia where she instituted a culture of philanthropy and tripled unrestricted fundraising revenues. She is ever grateful for receiving a solid foundation for fundraising at her first job, KQED, San Francisco’s Public Television and Radio Station, and she is proud that she worked in development at Mother Jones Magazine and on the $365M Campaign for the Future at the California Academy of Sciences. Megan earned her BA from the University of Pittsburgh.