Kelsey Favret

Assistant Director of Development


(919) 660-3687


Kelsey Favret (she/her/hers) is the assistant director of development at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), where she is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of comprehensive annual giving, engagement and stewardship programs.

Prior to joining the team at CDS, Kelsey worked for the American Dance Festival (ADF) in Durham, North Carolina, for almost five years in a variety of capacities—most recently as development associate, where she managed a portfolio of more than three hundred individual donors and was responsible for planning and executing more than fourteen fundraising events per year. Kelsey received her BA from the College of Charleston, where she double majored in communication and dance. She is a passionate arts fundraising professional and active community member in her hometown of Durham. Outside of the office, Kelsey enjoys discovering live music, dancing, working with Fed Up!, hiking, and being a dog mom to her newly adopted dog, Beignet.

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