Senior Counsel

Deb is an accomplished development professional with over 20 years experience in all aspects of fundraising, including building campaigns, major gifts, legacy giving, organizational leadership, team management, and talent acquisition.

During her tenure at the University of Wisconsin Foundation, she raised millions of dollars in philanthropic support for UW-Madison, her alma mater, including leadership positions for two $50 million building campaigns.

Deb’s former colleagues and donors praise her authentic and collaborative partnerships. She is inspired by organizations who do meaningful work in their communities and the donors who support their missions.

She is a lifelong Wisconsinite and she and her husband split their time between Madison and Milwaukee. She values time with her family, loves to travel and considers gardening to be her art form.

Deb Holt