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Alumnus to head leadership giving

Peter Burns, Class of 1997, has been promoted to the position of director of leadership giving, effective March 31, 2008. He is now responsible for directing the seven-member leadership giving staff and is part of the senior development management team.

A political science major at Trinity, Burns began his career in the College’s annual fund office, became director of parent giving, and has served in roles with increasing responsibility in the development office, most recently as senior associate director of leadership giving and senior philanthropic adviser.

In announcing the appointment, Vice President of College Advancement Ron Joyce acknowledged Burns’ skills and talents at this strategic moment for Trinity as the College is in the midst of the Cornerstone Campaign for Trinity, a $350-million fundraising effort publically launched in October 2007. “Peter’s work in encouraging significant gift support from alumni, parents, and others has led to substantial levels of contributions to Trinity over the past 10 years,” said Joyce. “He will now play an even more important role in guiding Trinity’s Leadership Giving team and its principal responsibilities in securing gifts to Trinity’s endowment and for new and improved campus facilities.”

“During this exciting and ambitious time for Trinity,” Burns said, “I am thrilled to serve my alma mater in this role.”

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