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Dr. Robyn Gibboney

Grant Professional

Robyn Gibboney, PhD, retired in June 2020 from full-time employment and joined the Ashley|Rountree team as a part-time consultant in April 2021. She has held positions in higher education and the nonprofit sector. Initially a faculty member at Martin Center College (now Martin University) in Indianapolis, she then held several administrative positions at the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON). As IUSON’s Director of Development she worked with the dean to create the school’s first endowed professorship and several new scholarships. While at IUSON, she completed her doctorate at Indiana University in higher education administration and philanthropic studies. She served on the faculty of the Center on Philanthropy (now the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) and has published in professional journals and collections. She has presented at local, regional and national conferences.

Following a move to Memphis, TN in 2003, Robyn worked in development at the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and Rhodes College. At Rhodes she worked with a team to fund student enrichment opportunities, professorships and scholarships. She started her consulting company, Gibb’s Grants & Consulting, in 2011. From 2012 to 2020, Robyn served as Director of Grants for Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). There she was part of a multi-faceted team working on an $85 million comprehensive campaign. She led grant efforts to raise and manage operating support, endowment and funds for new permanent exhibits in recently restored Union Terminal. Her work secured grants from private foundations and corporations, both local and national. She also wrote an unprecedented number of successful applications for large state and federal grants to CMC.

Robyn has been an active member of the Grant Professionals Association, having served as president of two chapters (Mid-South and Greater Cincinnati). She earned her Grant Professional Certification (GPC) in 2014. Passionate about partnering with colleagues and clients to accomplish their goals. she strives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of her life. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, three grown children and six grandchildren.

How can Robyn’s experience benefit your nonprofit?

  • Grant writing: Experience in writing applications that engage the reader while fitting within the limited number of words or characters allowed in a response
  • Grant budgets: Experience in developing and reviewing all the details in grant budgets to ensure all allowable expenses and consistency with project narrative and budget narrative
  • Grant reviewing: Experience in editing and proofreading completed documents for clarity, grammatical correctness and spelling