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HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College has named Kathleen M. Christy to the position of Vice President of Institutional Advancement. She will be a member of the college’s senior leadership team and responsible for all development and advancement activities and alumni relations for the college. The appointment will be effective May 1, 2019.
Prior to joining Hilbert, Christy served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at D’Youville College. She completed the largest capital campaign in the college’s history, raising over $21 million. Christy was also responsible for grants administration, government relations, and the public theater located on campus.
“We are thrilled to have a leader of Kathleen’s caliber to serve in this vital role for Hilbert College,” Hilbert President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A. said. “Her extensive experience and knowledge of Western New York philanthropy will be invaluable for our Office of Institutional Advancement.”
Christy has also served as the Executive Director of The BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund, Inc., a tuition assistance program for low-income children (K-8th grade) to attend a private school of choice. She was the Regional Marketing Coordinator for the Private Clients Group of FleetBoston Financial Group and served as Director of Development for Buffalo General Hospital.
She is a founding member of Girls on the Run – Buffalo and a past board chair and volunteer leader. Christy is a member of the Diocese of Buffalo Education Advisory Board and a member of the New York State Invest in Education Foundation. She is also a member of multiple professional organizations, including Western New York Planned Giving Consortium, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Leadership Buffalo (Class of 2004).
Christy is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose in Albany.
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 800 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 in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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