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Morgan Harrell

Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving, Operations
  • Profile

    Hometown: Born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised in Richmond, Virginia

    Education: Christopher Newport University - B.A. in Communication Studies with minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies; UR School of Professional & Continuing Studies' Institute on Philanthropy - Marketing for Nonprofits certificate

    Favorite thing about your job and/or working at UR? I love being able to work creatively with an amazing team across Advancement and the University to educate our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends about the importance of philanthropy at Richmond. I spearhead our UR Here Giving Day, which is such a fun way to bring the Spider community together in support of our students. I also really appreciate having access to this gorgeous campus and so many wellness initiatives.

    Favorite place on campus? Westhampton Lake is undoubtedly my favorite place on campus!

    Favorite food and/or Richmond restaurant (on or off campus): Lou's is my go-to for lunch on campus. When I'm off-campus, I love getting tacos from En Su Boca or Thai food from Sabai.

    Favorite TV show, podcast, and/or book? I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts, and have too many favorites to name just one! Some of my top picks are Dare to Lead with Brene Brown, The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson, OnPurpose with Jay Shetty, and Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

    Favorite thing to do during your time off? I love taking my dog for walks around Richmond, especially the river and parks, and going camping with my husband and our friends in Virginia and West Virginia. I also love to cook and travel as much as I can.