Carrie Collins was named vice president for institutional advancement at University of the Sciences, it was announced recently by William L. Ashton, senior vice president for external affairs. Collins was previously executive director of gift planning and stewardship at Duquesne University and replaces Ann Satterthwaite who retired at the end of January.
Collins brings an extensive background in development from Duquesne University where she had direct responsibility for the offices of Gift Planning and Stewardship, as well as oversight of Advancement Services and Advancement Communications. In addition to raising millions of dollars in gift commitments, Collins built an effective and highly successful gift planning operation and created an award-winning stewardship program. She was also an assistant legal counsel of the University, providing guidance and direction on complex gift structures and tax implications.
“Carrie has proven to be a strong fundraiser and tireless worker,” said Ashton. “Her strengths particularly in the area of major gifts are very important to the future of USciences.”
Before entering the world of development, Collins was an attorney in private practice, focusing on estate planning and corporate law, with experience in a wide array of estate, tax, and business succession planning matters. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree from Duquesne University, and her juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Collins and her husband Matthew have two children, Vivian and Mitchell, and are looking forward to relocating to the Philadelphia area.
At University of the Sciences, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the science and healthcare-related fields. A private institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the science and healthcare marketplaces since its founding in 1821. Students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in the lives of people worldwide through such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy. For more information, visit usciences.edu.