UNCP Gets A New
Director for Corporate & Foundation Relations
F. Rach was recently named director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Ms. Rach will write
foundation grants and corporate solicitations that articulate key messages
and value of the university's programs. "I am looking forward to
team with UNCP's deans, faculty and staff interested in establishing
or enhancing their corporate and foundation relationships," she
Ms. Rach is an experienced
fundraiser and served in the Office of Leadership and Principal Gifts
at Johns Hopkins University, where she worked with large gifts. She
also worked as a development research analyst for their Department of
Development and Alumni Relations.
Ms. Rach reports
to Thomas Giffin, Director of Development in the Office of Advancement.
"UNCP has placed
an emphasis on hiring quality individuals that can add to the university's
scope of expertise," Mr. Giffin said. "Amber's experience
at Hopkins, the nation's leading research institution and one that is
currently undertaking the sixth largest capital fund raising campaign
in the country, certainly makes her a valuable component in our efforts
to constantly improve the educational experience for our diverse student
population, and UNCP's expanding advancement program."
Ms. Rach said UNCP's
status as the fastest growing university in North Carolina is energizing.
"I am very excited to work with a growing and progressive university,"
she said. "Change brought on by growth is very stimulating."
"At UNCP, I
will be developing new prospects and renewing relationships with ongoing
friends of the university," she said. "Contributions from
foundations and corporations form partnerships that are vital for the
health of the university and its community."
Ms. Rach worked
as a development consultant, researching new and current prospects and
assisting in grant writing, for UNCP during the past nine months before
assuming her new role. She also served as the Executive Director of
the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, where she led the Board of Directors
in fundraising, marketing and long-range planning activities.
A Virginia native,
Ms. Rach moved to North Carolina with her husband, Christopher, who
serves as choral director at Hoke High School and Minister of Music
at Culbreth United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. Both have an interest
Ms. Rach is certified
in flute performance and piano accompaniment; her husband, a trumpeter
and organist. The Rachs have performed with the Wilmington and Fayetteville
Symphony Orchestras and throughout the region.
Ms. Rach received
a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management from Shenandoah University
and is currently enrolled in UNCP's Master of Public Administration
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