Our Team


Carly Olson

Director of Development
Email: colson@npsfoundation.org
Phone: 831-656-2339

Carly joined the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation in September 2021. In her role as Director of Development, Carly manages the daily responsibilities related to all fundraising activity for the Foundation, as well as providing direct support to the CEO in the areas of fundraising and donor stewardship. Carly also works with the CEO and the NPSF Funding Committee in the preparation for research funding meetings and all related follow-up and project tracking.

Carly has extensive background in administrative work, as well experience in the nonprofit and hospitality fields. Prior to joining NPSF, Carly worked as the Development Manager of Administration for the Membership and Philanthropy Department at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Before moving to Arizona, Carly worked for the Department of Defense Analysis at NPS for nine years.

Carly has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from UNLV. She grew-up in Pacific Grove and continues to live there with her husband Aaron and dog Mariah.