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Jill Orr

Executive Director of Development

Brooks Hall 216


Jill Orr is the executive director of development for the College of Design. Previously, Jill worked for Arts NC State, where she served as the director of development since 2016. During her time there, she closed nearly $7 million in gifts, including a $3.4 million annuity for the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, which is the largest gift in Arts NC State’s history.

In this role, she uses her previous experience with frontline fundraising, annual giving, donor relations, campaign communications, events and board management to maintain fundraising momentum through the end of the campaign, the College of Design’s 75th anniversary and to position the college for the next 25 years.

Before serving as director of development for Arts NC State, Jill was the director of annual giving for the College of Veterinary Medicine. She secured the first Coat of Excellence gift for an equine clinician as well as a $3 million planned gift for the college while there. She began her work in development at her alma mater, Guilford College, where she holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from NC State.


Bachelor of Science Business Management Guilford College

Master of Public Administration NC State