Association of Fundraising Professionals award goes to CASNR's Piercy
The director of development and external relations for Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has been selected to receive the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Lubbock Area Chapter's 'Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award.' Jane Piercy will be presented the honor on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the 21st Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock.
"Jane exemplifies the values of professionalism and integrity recognized by this award," said Tech's Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Lisa Calvert. "Throughout her career, she has witnessed the transforming power of philanthropy by connecting alumni and donors with the incredible teaching and research happening in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources."
Under her leadership, Calvert said CASNR has added more than 130 new endowments. "Jane's enduring achievement is the impact her work makes every day in the lives of students and faculty at Texas Tech University," she said.
"Jane is enthusiastic and humorous, and always encourages other to get involved," added CASNR Interim Dean Steve Fraze. "She's a great representative and tireless worker for the college."
Prior to joining the CASNR staff in 2008, Piercy served as director of development for the Texas Tech library and earlier president of the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals. She was also executive director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the South Plains, Inc. and served as a victim/witness coordinator with the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney's Office.
The Texline native received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas Tech. Today, the staff of CASNR's Development and External Relations office includes Tracee Murph, Coordinator of Alumni Relations; Peggy Espinoza-Horn, Coordinator of College Development; and Meredith Hamilton, Senior Business Assistant.
Recent awards for Piercy include the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association's Monumental Achievement Award (2013). She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, the internationally-recognized credential for fundraising professionals, and served as president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Lubbock Area Chapter (2005-2006).
Program officials note that the Association of Fundraising Professionals is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, it advances philanthropy through its more than 30,000 members in 230 chapters throughout the world.
Written by Norman Martin
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