Jill A. Marsteller
Founder & CEO
Jill Marsteller was a high school and college English instructor prior to serving as a higher education administrator in the 1980s. She has been a C-Suite member since the early 2000s. As both a staff member and leader of comprehensive campaigns at her alma mater Ursinus College, Lehigh University, Haverford College and The Fox Chase Cancer Center, she has helped these institutions collectively raise close to $1 billion. During her tenure as Vice President at Lehigh, Haverford, and Ursinus, the institutions each received their largest gift in history at that time. Jill has expertise in fundraising, marketing and communications, Board leadership, evolution and Governance, healthcare, and science and cultural program development and advancement, and is well-known for her ability to build and manage high-functioning teams, while being an essential philanthropic “rainmaker” herself. She served as a leader/partner in overseeing the creation of both the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College and the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University. She brings a deft and highly personal style to functions that require both art and science and is especially motivated to achieve goals in a timely manner.
Her consulting work began in the 1990s and her clients include: Western Connecticut State University, Ursinus College, The Haverford School, The World Trade Center Foundation, The Chemical Heritage Foundation, and, most recently, The Knowles Foundation, The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades, Earlham College and The College of Physicians. She is the Founder and CEO of CALICO International, LLC, CALICO standing for Creative Advisors Looking to Improve Charitable Organizations. She has served or is serving on the Boards of the YWCA, The Perkiomen School, The Philadelphia Scholars, and Bear Creek Camp. She was a founding director of the Women EXCEL program of the Pottstown area YWCA and helped create and launch the first Parents’ Program at Albright College, which she chaired for three years. She twice co-chaired the National Council for Advancement & Support of Education Winter Institute for Chief Advancement Professionals.
Her life has been and continues to be devoted to her passion: the advancement of non-profit organizations.