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HAMBURG, N.Y. – After a national search, Gayle Hardick has been named Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at Hilbert College. Hardick began her new role last month.
“Gayle brings significant expertise in fundraising, strategic planning, and community relations to Hilbert,” stated Kelly Smith, Hilbert’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “Her broad knowledge and personable demeanor will provide a great foundation upon which to build new engagement and advancement initiatives at Hilbert.”
Hardick has an extensive and varied background, including running her own business in the Village of Hamburg which she recently sold. Hardick served for over nine years as the Executive Director of YMCA Buffalo Niagara – Southtowns Branch. She generated exponential growth of the Southtowns Branch which allowed the association to build the new facility located on Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. She was also heavily involved in recruiting and training staff, as well as generating annual support through corporate sponsors and donations. She was recognized as YMCA Director of the Year in 1996.
Hardick is heavily involved in the community, including memberships to the Chambers of Commerce in Hamburg, East Aurora, and Orchard Park. She is also actively involved with the Town of Hamburg Recreation and Senior Center, was a founding member for Christmas in the Village (Hamburg), and sits on the Board of Directors for Hamburg Oktoberfest and the Hamburg Seaway Trail.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to represent Hilbert College,” Hardick said. “I am truly inspired by Hilbert’s mission and vision. I look forward to connecting with Hilbert’s alumni and friends who share similar values.”
Hardick and her husband, Bill, reside in Orchard Park, NY. They have two daughters, Cassandra and Julia, and a son, Shane.
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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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