Heidi Hansen McCrory, vice president for alumnae and development at Sweet Briar College, was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) Board of Trustees to serve as a member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy.
She is one of 15 advancement professionals chosen from a large pool of candidates.
“This honor is a wonderful recognition for the successful efforts of Sweet Briar to build a culture of philanthropy involving alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of the College,” McCrory said.
“It’s a reflection of the outstanding efforts of alumnae and development staff and volunteers … I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the advancement profession — a profession that I am passionate about. It’s also a privilege to serve the CASE organization that has mentored me so well over my own career, and, through the commission, to interact with an extraordinary group of professionals, colleagues and friends.”
McCrory joined Sweet Briar College almost 13 years ago, holding a variety of development positions before becoming vice president in 2006. She previously worked in development at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and New England College. Beginning her career in advertising and public relations, McCrory earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Southern Methodist University and a master’s in English from UNC-Greensboro.
McCrory has volunteered for a number of organizations, including Girl Scouts of the USA, serving as a board chair, national delegate, cookie mom, fundraiser and speaker. In 2007, she received the Athena Award from the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, recognizing her as a professional woman who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business profession, improves the quality of life for others in the community, and who helps other women realize their full leadership potential.
McCrory has been a speaker and workshop leader at various professional conferences, including the Virginia Community Colleges Chancellor’s Annual Planning Retreat, Virginia Senior Leadership Seminar for Women in Higher Education, CASE and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Category: Alumnae and Development