Marianne Lord named advancement vice president at Simmons College
July 27, 2011
A long-time leader in institutional advancement and philanthropy, Marianne E. Lord has been appointed Vice President of Advancement at Simmons College. Lord will begin her tenure at Simmons September 6.
As Vice President of Advancement, Lord will oversee the creation and implementation of policies and programs that maximize engagement of alumni and other donors, and produce increasing levels of financial support for Simmons's annual and capital fundraising programs. She also will evaluate and define the strategic direction of the advancement function and implement strategies to support a comprehensive development and alumni relations program.
Simmons is in the midst of an $85 million Making Education Work Campaign, which is designed to increase scholarships and other financial aid for students, and support investment in Simmons's academic programs.
"I am thrilled to welcome Marianne to Simmons during this exciting time in our history," said Simmons President Helen Drinan. "The depth and breadth of her knowledge in fundraising will help to substantially further our mission to educate students for life's work, while helping to enhance opportunities to make a Simmons education more affordable and to expand on our strategic vision."
Lord brings to Simmons more than 30 years of advancement experience and accomplishments, having most recently served as Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement with responsibility for the advancement efforts at Boston College Law School. At BC, she participated in transforming the development program, which is currently half way to a $1.5 billion campaign goal. She also created BC's first planned giving program.