Anne Clark Hathaway has joined the NC State Poole College Office of Development and External Relations team as associate director of development, where she is focusing on annual giving, signature events and alumni relations.
“Anne Clark brings a wealth of alumni relations and development experience to our Poole College team,” said Anya Reid, executive director of development and external relations for the college. “She has already begun to make an impact, helping us to innovate our alumni relations efforts, build a more robust culture of philanthropy, and bring a fresh perspective to our special events,” Reid said.
Hathaway most recently was with the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, where she had primary responsibility over the conceptualization, design and execution of their annual giving program, institution-wide, using direct mail, email, social media and telefund solicitations.
Prior to that, she worked in development and special events for the Hill Center, an educational non-profit devoted to empowering struggling learners, especially those with learning differences. Her responsibilities at the Hill Center were far-ranging, including raising event sponsorship funds, working with volunteers to deliver a major annual road race fundraising-community building event (that continues today), conducting donor and prospect research, and driving more fundraising-focused events, linking engagement with potential donors.
Hathaway also held internship positions with a variety of non-profits, including the Frankie Lemmon Foundation in Raleigh, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation in Richmond, and the V Foundation for Cancer Research – her first foray into the not-for-profit sector.
In addition to her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has attended the Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising – a nationally recognized development program run by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education – and completed a certificate in business communication through the Duke University Continuing Studies program.
Hathaway said that had entered college knowing that she “wanted to work with people, and development was a great way to do that. What I love about development is that you are able to apply your ability to connect and build relationships to help a great cause.”