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UCR Welcomes New Fund-raiser

UC Riverside Welcomes New Associate Vice Chancellor Susan A. Harlow

Harlow Will Raise Money for UCR Programs

(May 5, 2005)

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Susan Harlow

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Fund-raising at UC Riverside will get a boost with the arrival of Susan A. Harlow as the new Associate Vice Chancellor for Development. Her first day is Monday, May 9, and with recent state budget cuts, her role as the manager of the private fund-raising effort is critical to the success of the campus.

Already a Riversider, Harlow has been working for the past two years as an associate vice president at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she was part of a leadership team that designed and successfully completed a $500 million capital campaign; managed a portfolio of 125 major gift donors and prospects; and boosted special events programming from a $200,000 annual income department to a $3 million annual income program.

“Susan brings exactly the expertise that we need at this time in UCR’s development,” said Vice Chancellor for Advancement William Boldt. “We feel very fortunate to have attracted Susan to UCR and we are happy to welcome her to the Advancement Team.”

Harlow has more than 17 years of experience in organizational development, marketing, capital campaigns, major gift fundraising, endowment fundraising, donor cultivation, annual giving, sub-branding, corporate relations, cause marketing, e-philanthropy, special events, prospect research, alumni relations and other development operations.

She has previously worked for the Pro Medica Health Care System of Ohio as executive director of the Toledo Hospital foundation, the Toledo Children’s Hospital Foundation and Flower Hospital Foundation. She has also worked as senior development officer at the Christian Theological Seminary, and before that, served as director of development for the American Diabetes Association’s Indiana Affiliate. She earned her master’s degree in journalism in 1986 from Indiana University, Bloomington. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind.

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