Connor Kirkfarmer

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Student U Development Director

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Connor's primary responsibility is to oversee and guide Student U’s fundraising and development efforts through fostering relationships with supporters of Student U’s missions and programs.

Connor's Why:
As a guiding principle, I believe that young people are assets to our communities with the capacity to contribute to real world issues. I strongly believe in youth voice and authenticity. Our students are capable of AMAZING things and I am proud to lift up their narratives as they grow into their immense potential. It feels really special to work at a place that cares so much about its students and families.

Connor outside of Student U:
My husband, Jesse, teaches Theatre Arts at Southern High School and I love supporting him as an educator and help with the costuming for the shows with the students. I also love to travel, go on runs, read, cook, and contribute to community organizing and mutual aid efforts in my spare time. 

Advice Connor finds valuable:
Listen generously and ask thoughtful questions.



Professional accomplishment:
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Other organizations Connor is involved with:
Activate Good Board Member
Southern High School Spartan Theatre Program
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Course of study:
English and Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Student U start date:
September 2019