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Kelly McCarthy

Kelly McCarthy, CFRE
Associate Dean of Advancement

Office: C202
kellyam@wcl.american.edu | LinkedIn

Role: Kelly oversees the WCL Office of Advancement, which supports fundraising and alumni relations for the American University Washington College of Law and its 22,000+ alumni. In addition to personally raising major and planned gifts for the school, Kelly is responsible for developing and executing the Office’s strategy and vision, and creating signature events that engage and uplift the AUWCL community.

Bio: Kelly McCarthy most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Advancement with American University's School of International Service. She has more than 22 years of fundraising experience and has worked in both higher ed and at non- profit organizations including UNLV, Vegas PBS, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, and Prep for Prep. In addition to being an expert frontline fundraiser, she has deep expertise in creating and executing fundraising strategies, donor events, major gift and planned giving programs, and stewardship plans. Kelly received her BA in English and History from Wellesley College.

Hannah Grimm

Hannah Grimm
Director of Development

Office: C202E

Role: Hannah oversees WCL’s major gift initiatives, with an emphasis on strategy development and alignment of our donors’ philanthropic passions with WCL’s vision and campaign initiatives. Hannah will also foster relationships with leadership volunteers who are strategically placed to move the law school’s fundraising efforts forward.

Bio: Hannah most recently served as Director of Development for American University’s College of Arts and Sciences, which means she isn’t coming too far from main campus. She is a transplant from Minnesota, and frequently references the cold winters as a reason for her move to the DC area. She brings well-rounded expertise from all areas of development, including annual giving, corporate and foundations relations, event planning, and more.

Matthew Pascocello

Matthew Pascocello, Esq.

Director of Alumni Career and Professional Development

Office: C202B
(202) 274-4092 mpasco@wcl.american.edu | LinkedIn

Role: Matthew leads WCL’s alumni professional development efforts through individual and programmatic counseling, access to a well-developed alumni network, and providing customized resources and coaching on matters involving career management, practice development, and career-change dynamics. He built and oversees WCL’s Alumni Mentor Database, with nearly 1,000 alumni participants, publishes WCL’s weekly Alumni Career Development Listserv (6,500+ subscribers) and Alumni Bulletin Board, features alumni Mentors of the Month, and presents monthly Alumni Webinars across practice sectors and fields.

Bio: Matthew received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Boston University and his JD from Georgetown. He also completed programs at the London School of Economics and the National University of Singapore. Previous to joining WCL, Matthew worked as a corporate and international trade attorney in NYC and served as in-house Legal Counsel and Manager of Legal Information Systems for a Parisian-based, multinational assistance services company.