Data Leads the Way

Who We Are

We're data scientists, philanthropists, storytellers, educators, design thinkers, and higher education practitioners. We created ALUMinate because we want to offer higher education institutions and nonprofits proven ways to take the guesswork out of advancement operations.

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What does ALUMinate Do?

Click the video to learn how we help institutions find donors and provide greater access to education for students.

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The ALUMinate Mission

We personify data to achieve your mission.

Our Company Beliefs

  • For Donors, By Donors Our company was founded by philanthropists, so we understand the needs and preferences of major donors.

  • Promote Access for All Students We work with institutions to identify and engage major donors to promote access to education for all students, especially those who are underserved and underrepresented.

  • Research-Driven, Evidence-Based, People-Focused We're on the forefront of discussions and research related to alumni and donor engagement, so our services will be cost-effective, meaningful, and evidence-based.

Our Team

Robert Fealy

President & Co-Founder

Phone: 877-325-ALUM


Bob knows that every university, college, and nonprofit organization exists only through the power of philanthropy. As the first in his family to attend college, he has not forgotten that the generosity of others enabled him to achieve things he never imagined possible.

After spending over four decades as a senior executive in large corporate environments, he co-founded ALUMinate to help organizations drive their essential fundraising efforts through data analytics.

Bob currently is a Trustee of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and Campaign Champion of its $2 billion Boldly Bearcat campaign. He previously served as Chairman of the Board and Acting President of the Foundation. He also is a Trustee of the Morton Arboretum and co-chaired its recent $75 million Growing Brilliantly campaign. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Children's Choir, the world's largest youth choral organization, and co-chaired its $12 million Raising Voices campaign. He is a Partner in Social Venture Partners, a philanthropic organization that promotes nonprofits offering innovative and sustainable solutions to address major social issues.

Esther Choy

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Phone: 877-325-ALUM


Moved by a life-time passion for higher education, Esther is the first in her graduating class to become an endowed gift donor to one of her three alma maters. An internationally-renowned speaker and trainer on storytelling, Esther has helped thousands of executives become more persuasive through the use of story.

Her debut book Let the Story Do the Work (HarperCollins AMACOM 2017) was the #1 New Release on Amazon and was hailed as one of the 10 Best Books for entrepreneurs. In addition to being a mother of two young children, Esther is actively involved with her own alma mater, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and is a board member of the school’s Alumni Council. She is also a director of the Chicago Public Library Foundation and a partner in Social Venture Partners.

She holds degrees from University of California Santa Barbara, Texas A&M and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Esther also lectures in Kellogg’s Executive Education Programs and the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Rishika Kondaveeti

Director of Data Analytics

Phone: 877-325-ALUM


Rishika is a Data Scientist with 3+ years of work experience in data analytics and quality assurance with alumni and constituent data. She develops custom data algorithms to match and aggregate data, and analyzes data to generate trend and pattern analysis for prospect identification. 

She holds an MS in Management Information Systems from University of Illinois-Springfield, where she developed a passion for data analytics. She was awarded the highest recognition by the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. 

Rishika enjoys solving data problems and effectively presenting actionable data insights to help advancement teams with alumni and donor relations.

Rohit Seth

Senior Account Executive and Board Advisor

Phone: 877-325-ALUM


Rohit has held various leadership and senior executive roles in leading innovative technology companies either as an operator or an investor. He is the Founder and Managing Director for Outcomes Collective, LLC, which makes investments in growing businesses in the education and healthcare sectors. He previously ran the growth investment practice with a focus on education as a Partner for the $3B Duchossois Family Institute in Chicago.

He has served on the boards of 20 innovative technology companies throughout his career. He currently serves on the boards of Echo360 and Remind Technologies.

Over the past 20 years, Rohit has worked as a board member and senior executive to help growing companies scale in the market through direct sales and partnerships. He also has a deep technology background and likes to apply new technology innovations to help improve existing industries. He has been focused in the education sector in many of these endeavors and sees the power that data and analytics can have to drive better engagement and outcomes for students, teachers, and all constituents.

Over his career, he has worked for other leading companies including McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Intel Capital and Dell Ventures, and Texas Instruments. Rohit is also a US patent holder for the application of social networks to physical security (Patent number 8,881,252).
He is a graduate of Yale University (BS in Electrical Engineering and Economics), Harvard University (SM in Applied Sciences), and the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA with Entrepreneurship concentration).