New Director of Development Announced at Trinity College

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 7, 2008 – Gretchen Orschiedt has joined Trinity College as director of development. She is responsible for directing Trinity’s senior development management team.

Orschiedt has come to Trinity from Cornell University, where her 10-year development career included serving as individual gift officer and as director of external relations for one of Cornell’s separate schools/divisions.  Prior to that, she held admissions positions at Cornell, Ithaca College, and Wells College, respectively, beginning her career at her alma mater, Wells, in 1984.

Vice President for College Advancement Ronald A. Joyce said, “We are fortunate to recruit Gretchen from Cornell. She’s smart, experienced, and a great gift strategist. She is coming at just the right moment to help Trinity and our Cornerstone Campaign.”

The Cornerstone Campaign for Trinity, launched in 2006, is the largest fundraising effort in Trinity’s history, with a goal of raising $350 million by June 2012.

“This is an exciting time at Trinity,” said Orschiedt. “I am delighted to be joining such a talented team of Advancement professionals in support of Trinity’s mission of educating young people who will change lives and make a real difference in the world.”

Orschiedt, her husband, and their daughter reside in West Hartford.