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03/05/2015

Lori Tuttle Selected to Lead Alumni and Annual Fund

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 Lori Tuttle of The Citadel Foundation will step into her role as executive director for Alumni Relations and Annual Fund on March 16.
 Tuttle served previously as The Citadel Foundation's director of development for annual and reunion giving.

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Lori Tuttle
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – After conducting a national search during fall and spring, Danny Nicholson, vice president for institutional advancement, has named Lori Tuttle as the new executive director for Alumni Relations and Annual Fund. She will assume her duties on March 16.

Tuttle will serve as the chief operating officer for the Winthrop Alumni Association and work closely with the executive board and the university’s more than 50,000 alumni, coordinating communications, affinity group activities, class reunions and annual events such as Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. She also will oversee the Annual Fund, which is a key revenue source for student scholarships, the alumni association, faculty awards and other university initiatives.

“I am excited to join the Winthrop family and look forward to collaborating with alumni to engage them in the life of their alma mater,” said Tuttle. “Winthrop has an exciting future ahead, and I am honored to be part of this talented team.”

Tuttle served previously as The Citadel Foundation's director of development for annual and reunion giving. Under her leadership, annual donor retention and alumni giving participation increased, and she worked closely with The Citadel Alumni Association to successfully develop alumni engagement programs. Her other work includes time spent as director of operations and capital campaign assistant with Custom Development Solutions, Inc.

The Savannah, Georgia, native earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in arts management from the College of Charleston and a B.A. in sociology with a minor in communications from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Tuttle replaces Debbie Garrick ’87, ’89, who served as executive director for nearly nine years before taking a position with the City of Rock Hill.

For more information, contact Meredith Carter, communications coordinator, at 803/323-2236 or carterm@winthrop.edu.

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