Merritt Engel, M.A.

AFPTeaches Instructor of Nonprofit Leadership Studies - Fundraising Concentration Nonprofit Leadership Studies

Office: Conway 322

Overview:   Merritt Engel is a direct marketing strategist, copywriter and trainer—and co-owner of the marketing firm Merrigan & Co. She specializes in providing measurable results for clients through a range of marketing channels, print and digital. She regularly consults and writes for both for-profit and nonprofit national organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and the University of Kansas Hospital.

Camp Wood YMCA Volunteer of the Year, 2014
Bob Stone Direct Marketer of the Year, 2012
KCDMA Member of the Year, 2011
KCDMA Young Direct Marketer of the Year, 2006

Education / Professional Certifications

MA, Communication Studies, University of Kansas
BA, Communication Studies, Rockhurst University

Publications & Presentations

National Direct Marketing Association Conference (2012)
Convio Summit (2012)
Local and Regional Presentations including the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association, IABC and the American Advertising Association.


Camp Wood YMCA (2012-2014)
Kansas City Direct Marketing Education Foundation (2010-present)
Kansas City Direct Marketing Association (2004-2010); Chair
KU Communications Studies Marketing Committee (2015)
Committee Member, KC Reach Out and Read