Terry Marks Joins Ringling College as Assistant Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy

SARASOTA, Fla., July 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that Terry Marks has joined the College as Assistant Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy for the Office of Advancement.
"We are excited to have Terry join us and are well on our way in leveraging her extensive fundraising experience and finely-honed expertise in creating innovative development programs including, but not limited to, major gifts, corporate and individual sponsorships, capital campaigns, grants and cause- and event-related marketing," said Ringling College of Art and Design Vice President for Advancement Stacey Corley.

Terry has driven innovation in development throughout her career, such as securing the first national corporate sponsor for the National Eating Disorders Association outside NEDA's traditional sponsorship sphere - Aerie/American Eagle – the only company in the nation that does not retouch photos of their models. Her six-figure program featured collaborative messaging on digital billboards in Times Square for one month, building awareness for both NEDA and Aerie/American Eagle – and driving attendees to the kick-off NEDA walk in Foley Square at the end of the month. She has also created unique cause-related programs that have generated millions of dollars over time for beneficiaries including children with autism and their families.

Terry comes to Ringling College with a long history of fundraising in locations including Sarasota, New York and Los Angeles. She most recently was Vice President of Philanthropy at the Jewish Housing Council Foundation. Prior to that, she was the Interim CEO/Chief Development Officer for the National Eating Disorders Association and has held positions at the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) in NYC and Rockland Jewish Community Campus. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at USC and instructor for The Center for Nonprofit Management in LA. Prior to Terry's nonprofit experience, she worked on Wall Street with Fortune 500 companies.

"Working with Stacey and our advancement team and representing an institution with the reputation, regard and vast potential Ringling College represents make this an exceptional opportunity for me," stated Ms. Marks. "I am impressed with the strong work and foundation in place and look forward to working closely with our team, our donors and the community to enhance and expand our outreach, programs and the impact and benefit supporting Ringling College brings to more and more of our constituencies."

Terry can be can be reached at 309-4041 or at tmarks@ringling.edu. Terry received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at the University of Cincinnati. She enjoys photography as well as all the art and culture Sarasota has to offer.

About Ringling College of Art and Design

For 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College's rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. www.ringling.edu

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