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Anne Collins stands in front of a painting.
Anne Collins (photo by Kristen Chavez).

Dean Terry Rhodes has named Anne H. C. Collins as her new senior associate dean for development in the College of Arts & Sciences and executive director of the Arts and Sciences Foundation.

Collins succeeds Rob Parker, who accepted a new position as vice president for college relations at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Previously, Collins served as the associate dean for development, the Foundation’s No. 2 position, overseeing the entire major gift operation, including a team of 13 and raising gifts totaling $19.8 million in fiscal year 2020.  Her work has been instrumental in the Foundation’s fundraising success in the Campaign for Carolina. To date, the College has raised $555 million (74%) toward its goal of $750 million in the campaign. During her tenure, the College experienced back-to-back record-breaking fundraising years that increased giving by 140%. In her time at the Foundation, average yearly giving for the College has increased from $50 million to $100 million.

“Anne worked closely with Rob, and one of his many legacies is the strong team that he built at the Arts and Sciences Foundation,” said Terry Rhodes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “Anne has deep knowledge of our alumni, our faculty, our students and our mission, and she brings a wealth of experience to this position.”

Collins has led the strategy and planning, in partnership with the larger OneCarolina University Development Office, for the College in the Universitywide Campaign for Carolina. Her work with the development committee for the Arts & Sciences Foundation Board of Directors has led to deeper engagement and support from the College’s lead donors, and she has worked closely with a number of the College’s other departmental and program advisory boards.

Collins joined the Arts and Sciences Foundation in 2011 as the major gift officer for Honors Carolina, working closely with the Honors Carolina board to develop and implement innovative programs and initiatives. She has subsequently served as both director and senior director of development for the Foundation.

Collins began her career in development at Positive Coaching Alliance, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Mountain View, California. She holds a B.A. in religious studies and a minor in bioethics from the University of Virginia.

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