Dr. Claire Gaudiani is currently Clinical Professor of Philanthropy at The George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University. She directs the Master's Program in Philanthropic Studies and teaches graduate courses on The Economic History of American Philanthropy, and The Role of Women in Philanthropy, among others.
She serves as a corporate director, a university trustee, and board member of many social profit organizations. She advocates the importance of philanthropy as a social and economic force in America through her speaking and writing. In addition, she maintains an active consulting practice on fundraising, family philanthropy, and corporate governance issues through Gaudiani Associates.
Among many honors, Gaudiani is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She holds ten honorary doctorates, and the Henry Rosso Medal for distinguished service to philanthropy from the Center for Philanthopy at Indiana University.
From 2001-2004, Dr. Gaudiani was a Senior Research Scholar at the Yale University Law School where she completed The Greater Good, her provocative documentation of the role of philanthropy in American economic prosperity.