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College of Nursing appoints new director of development

CHARLESTON, SC (September 15, 2011) – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurie K. Scott as the College of Nursing's new director of development. She brings over 19 years of experience in strategic fundraising and communications with expertise in planned giving, major gifts, and charitable/corporate foundations and trusts.

Scott joined the College of Nursing on September 1, 2011 after eight years as development manager, gift planning for the University of Auckland, where she worked across all disciplines to raise funds for the University’s $125 million capital campaign. She managed a portfolio of 125 prospects and established an active Legacy Society that was launched in September 2009.

Prior to joining the College of Nursing, Scott gained fundraising experience in leadership roles including manager of bequests, major gifts and charitable trusts for the IHC New Zealand, Inc. also in Auckland; director of planned and major giving for the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska; and development director of Audubon Nebraska (a state office of the National Audubon Society). Scott holds both a bachelors and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

At the College of Nursing, Scott will provide strategic leadership in the development of philanthropic relationships throughout the Charleston area in support of the College of Nursing’s scholarship priorities. She will also be responsible for annual support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

“After an extensive search for a new director of development we are thrilled to have recruited Ms. Scott,” said Gail W. Stuart, PhD, APRN, dean of the MUSC College of Nursing. “Institutions of higher education cannot sustain their mission solely on tuition. The combination of Laurie’s experience and enthusiasm are a perfect match for the many challenges of maintaining and garnering additional support for the MUSC College of Nursing.”

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, SC, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the south. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC is home to over 3,000 students and residents, as well as nearly 10,000 employees, including 1,300 faculty members.