As the new Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement (VPAAE), Brenda will be responsible for creating, from the ground up, an Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement. She will be partnering closely with Dr. Alan Ray, who joined Fisher College as its ninth President in July 2017. He established as his first priority the creation of a robust Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, now to be championed by Brenda. She will design, launch, and manage a comprehensive advancement program that includes: major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, donor recognition and stewardship activities, advancement services as well as alumni engagement. Brenda will also play an integral role in the College’s strategic planning at the highest levels.
As the former Vice President, Development & Communications at The Possible Project, Brenda brings to Fisher College a range of advancement and management experience. Prior to that she led development efforts at Wentworth Institute of Technology for 7 years, the last 5 as their Vice President of Institutional Advancement. With a strong record of strategic leadership, innovative program design, and advancement team and operations management, as well as successful major gifts fundraising, Brenda is a valuable addition to the Fisher College leadership team.
Founded in 1903, Fisher College is an independent, non-profit four-year college, fully accredited, offering undergraduate and master’s degrees. Based in Boston’s historic Back Bay, Fisher’s nearly 900 undergraduates choose from among 29 degree programs and 15 minors.