• Bathsheba Philpott

    Vice President, Advancement

    ​Bathsheba Philpott is vice president for advancement at the American Council on Education (ACE). In this role, she is responsible for leading strategy, planning, and engagement with individuals, foundations, corporations, governments, and other organizations to advance ACE’s mission and programs.

    With more than 20 years of experience in advancement, Philpott has served in three successful national fundraising campaigns ranging from $500 million to $1.5 billion in higher education, arts, and health care at The George Washington University, Smithsonian Institution, and Children’s National Health System. Her advancement career also includes tenures at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Alliance for Healthy Homes. Throughout her career, she has secured more than $35 million in philanthropic, sponsorship, and other support. Philpott has served as a speaker at national and regional conferences, including UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She is the founding co-chair of the African-American Affinity Group of AFP’s DC chapter and previously served as a member of the CASE Minority Advancement Professionals group.

    Philpott is a certified fundraising professional, having earned the CFRE designation. She holds a graduate certificate in public health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University, and a BS in psychology from the University of Maryland Global Campus.