Vidya Kagan


Director of Development Services


After graduating from Cal, I began my career in engineering consulting, specifically in the marketing and business development department. I then attended Cornell’s Hotel School to obtain my MMH degree, and spent approximately eight years in various management positions at hotels around the country: The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, the Four Seasons Chicago, the Denver Marriott and the Sheraton Boston. I transitioned from the hotel world to the development world in 2002, working first for Harvard Law School and then for Noble and Greenough School. I worked at HLS for six years and was responsible for donor relations, annual fund, reunion fundraising, events and publications. I joined Nobles in 2008, and served as Director of Annual Giving for three years and Director of Major Gifts & Campaign for two years. My responsibilities included leadership solicitations, campaign planning and volunteer management.

I live in Menlo Park with my husband and our two children. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, hosting friends and family, volunteering, reading and exploring the beautiful Bay Area.