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Executive Director of Annual Giving

Colby College
Waterville, Maine

Founded in 1813, Colby College is a prestigious liberal arts institution located in central Maine. It consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities nationwide and offers an academic program that emphasizes the deep exploration of ideas. With a commitment to providing a global experience, research opportunities, and internships for all students, Colby prepares its students to be critical thinkers, proficient communicators, and responsible global citizens.

Under the leadership of President David Greene, Colby College has seen significant growth and progress. The number of applications has quadrupled, reaching over 19,000, and the Dare Northward campaign has raised its goal from $750 million to $1 billion, with the current total at $865 million. This campaign supports various initiatives, including the revitalization of downtown Waterville, academic partnerships, financial aid, and global experiences.

With a strong endowment and a generous financial aid program, Colby ensures that 46% of its students receive financial assistance, making the college accessible to a diverse and talented student body from around the world.

The Opportunity

To build on recent philanthropic momentum and to catalyze new giving opportunities, Colby is seeking an Executive Director of Annual Giving who will be a vital part of the college’s future.

Leading a dynamic team and collaborating with colleagues across campus to unlock giving potential, the Executive Director will plan, execute, and manage a comprehensive annual giving program to maximize annual support for Colby. As the college unifies around the historic Dare Northward campaign, the Executive Director will be empowered to shape strategies with the goal of helming the highest-performing annual fund in liberal arts college history.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of best practices in annual giving yet bring entrepreneurialism and creativity to the work with a willingness to think outside the box.

Preferred candidates will be adept at analyzing complex data to drive direction and have a proven track record of success in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding leadership annual gifts.


To Learn More and Nominate Qualified Candidates


Faith Montgomery

Senior Vice President

Alexandra Barber


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