Wilmington University welcomes the new Development Office to the Alumni Relations Department.
The team, Felicia Quinn, Dana White and Crystal Rutihinda, is charged with developing a culture of philanthropy among alumni and community, and creating meaningful ways to keep donors and fundraising volunteers aware of the impact of their giving.
“Our [development] team is different from many other universities because every dollar raised goes to student scholarships,” says Quinn, the Development Office director. Last year, the University awarded $182,500 in scholarships, and the new team wants to surpass that total. “We plan to expand on the University mission of providing access to students by offering larger, more impactful scholarships that could remove the barriers from those looking to earn a degree,” says Development Associate Dana White.
To coincide with WilmU’s fifth decade in existence, the team will kick off The 50th Anniversary Giving Day on Nov. 27, which happens to be National Giving Day. “This will be the institution’s first-ever Giving Day campaign and all proceeds will support the Wilmington University scholarship fund,” says Quinn, who hopes alumni and all others will save the date. “We want our alumni to be proud to be a part of this institution because we are especially proud of them.”