Cathy Purcella

Director for Annual Giving & Prospect Management


Cathy Purcella started working in higher education philanthropy in 2017 and joined Saint Martin’s University in 2021. She supports the fundraising efforts of the university through coordinating the annual giving program and conducting research to identify and connect prospective donors to the University.  

Over the course of the last 20 years, she has served as a board member and supported fundraising efforts through a variety of groups including school and district PTAs, sports booster clubs, and youth organizations.  

She earned her B.A. in Communications with a focus on market research from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.