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Minter named director of development

Michele Minter, who has played key leadership roles in the University's fund-raising efforts for nine years, has been named director of development , effective July 1.

Michele Minter In her new role, Minter will oversee the offices directly responsible for raising funds from Princeton alumni, parents and friends: annual giving, principal gifts, leadership gifts, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations.

Minter has served since July 2003 as director of leadership gifts, managing a staff that raises funds for the University's highest endowment and capital needs. She will continue to hold that position while a search is conducted for her successor.

"Michele has provided outstanding leadership and demonstrated exceptional management and administrative abilities. She also has been an important contributor to our ongoing strategic planning process," said Brian McDonald, vice president for development. "She is highly regarded by the University's senior administrative team and by key alumni and campus volunteers with whom she has worked."

Minter joined the Princeton staff in 1995 as associate director of leadership gifts. She was promoted to senior associate director in 2000 and acting director in 2002. She also developed and managed Princeton's Women In Leadership Initiative, an effort launched in 1998 to encourage alumnae to participate as philanthropists and volunteers.

Before coming to Princeton, Minter was director of concerts and special events at Westminster Choir College, an on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts and an agent and publicity representative at Columbia Artists Management.

A magna cum laude Yale graduate, Minter earned an MFA in performing arts management from the City University of New York, where she was the Wilson Lehr Award recipient. She volunteers as a trustee of the Princeton Area Community Foundation and a member of the executive committee for the Fund for Women and Girls, the board of Women in Development of Mercer County and the Princeton committee of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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