Kathryn Gibson Named Director of Major Gifts

July 27, 2010

Hartwick College is pleased to announce that Kathryn Gibson has been appointed Director of Major Gifts.

Gibson brings to Hartwick more than 20 years of higher education and institutional advancement experience. She most recently served as Head of School for The MacDuffie School in Springfield, MA, since 1999. During her time there, she raised $300,000 in support of technology improvements, as well as $3 million in scholarship support from MassMutual Financial Group.

Prior to her time at The MacDuffie School, Gibson spent four years at Springfield College-two years as the director of corporate and foundation relations, then two years as associate director of development. She also has held positions with the Division of State Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC, and in administration at The University at Albany, State University of New York. Gibson received her bachelor's degree from Vassar College and master's degree from Columbia University.

"Kathryn's extensive experience in both higher education administration and advancement will be a strong addition to Hartwick's institutional advancement efforts," Vice President for Institutional Advancement Jim Broschart said. "We are excited to welcome her to the Hartwick community."

A key member of Hartwick's Institutional Advancement team, Gibson will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward the College's top donor prospects. To meet that goal, she looks forward to collaborating with Hartwick faculty and staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and alumni, parents, and friends of the College.

"Hartwick College's applied humanities curriculum inspires intellectual curiosity in and out of the classroom," Gibson said. "I am eager to know more about Hartwick's many obvious strengths and its hidden treasures. It also will be a pleasure to get to know current and potential donors in order to articulate a common vision for creating an even greater Hartwick together."

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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