ROCK HILL, S.C. - As part of a reorganization to take advantage of the momentum in private fundraising created by Winthrop's recent capital campaign, the Development Office has some new faces in key leadership roles, announced Kathryn Holten, vice-president of university advancement and chief development officer.
J. Terrell May is director of special gifts; Laurie Nortz is director of planned giving; Teleia White is director of annual giving; and Amanda Stewart is coordinator of donor relations.
"Winthrop has strong presidential and board leadership, and is poised to take a giant step forward in student and faculty initiatives and major capital projects," said Holten. "It will take a higher level of private support to make possible all that we envision for Winthrop, and this is an experienced team to manage fundraising efforts that will keep pace with the university’s priorities."
May joined the development team after serving as director of development for the University of South Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Mississippi, he has 16 years of experience in fundraising and development and 11 years in human resource management.
The special gifts program is focused on raising significant gifts and establishing named endowments.
Nortz, who is an experienced financial planner, is responsible for building a program in planned gifts, including trusts and bequests, as well as working with the Real Estate Foundation on gifts of real property. She has served as the chief marketing and public relations officer at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., and as a business development officer for HSBC Bank.
A former assistant director of annual giving, White returned to Winthrop to head up annual giving, which provides unrestricted money for scholarships, the Alumni Association, faculty awards and other university priorities.
She was formerly assistant director of alumni programs at Queens University and assistant director of admissions at Salem College.
After obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Winthrop, Stewart joined the development staff on a full-time basis in December. A native of Charleston, S.C., she also has taught as a lecturer in the Department of English.
As head of the donor relations program, she will be responsible for managing the ongoing relationship between donors and the university.
Other longtime development staff members who contributed to the recent reorganization and staff transition include Cynthia Foster, assistant director of annual giving, and Eyvette Long, annual giving coordinator.
For more information, contact the Development Office at 803/323-2150.