Thursday, October 6, 2011

Carilion names Kay Strickland Development Director

Carilion Clinic has named Katherine F. (Kay) Strickland (right) to serve as chief development offficer. She is the former executive director of the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation and External Relations and was instrumental in establishing the Community College Access Program (CCAP) providing free tuition for high school graduates to attend Virginia Western.

She established an annual giving program for the college; a planned giving program; launched a campaign to raise $7m to support CCAP; and supervised all marketing initiatives for the college.

Ms. Strickland served as Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving for Hollins University before working for Virginia Western and served as the Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation before that for 12 years. During her tenure at the Museum Ms. Strickland tripled the size of the museum and raised $2.5 million for capital improvements.

She has served on numerous national, state and local boards including the Council for Resource Development, Virginia Association of Museums, the Commonwealth Council, the Committee to Advance the TransDominion Express, the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Oliver White Hill Foundation. Ms. Strickland received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Hollins University.

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