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Bethlehem, Pa., October 7, 2010—Gary Carney was recently named vice president for institutional advancement at Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary. Carney will direct the fund raising operation for both the College and Seminary, and provide leadership for the offices of development, alumni relations, and public relations. He will start at Moravian on October 12, 2010.
Carney has served for more than 14 years as a development officer at Lafayette College. He played an integral role in the Lafayette Leadership Capital Campaign which raised $213 million. As director of development from 2003 to 2010, he managed the fund-raising operations which included major gifts, annual fund, estate planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, research, and stewardship.
During his tenure at Lafayette, Carney initiated successful programs to engage alumni. He created the McDonogh Network for Black and African American Alumni, and implemented an overhaul of Annual Fund marketing and messaging strategies.
"Gary has a wide breadth of experience in higher education fundraising and administration and brings with him an impressive record of achievement," said Christopher M. Thomforde, president. "I am especially impressed with his leadership ability and expertise in designing, implementing, and managing systems for fundraising and development."
"Gary will be an integral member of our campus community and I welcome his leadership and expertise as we move forward on many important initiatives in the next several years." Thomforde continued. "I look forward to working with him as we continue to build a greater sense of stewardship among our various constituencies in order to enhance our treasures of heritage, people, and place for generations to come."
Carney earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College, and a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University. He completed all course work toward a Ph.D. in higher education administration at Southern Illinois University.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.