New York, NY – April 29, 2002 – David A. Caputo, president of Pace University, recently announced the appointment of Laura Fredricks, JD, as Vice President for Philanthropy. Fredricks assumed her new position on April 22, 2002.
“Ms. Fredricks brings to Pace a wealth of experience and leadership in corporate and foundation funding and alumni relations,” says President Caputo. “I am delighted to have someone with her abilities and energy to lead the University’s development and alumni relations efforts and spearhead all of our philanthropic efforts.”
Prior to joining Pace, Fredricks was Associate Vice President for Development at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she managed and coordinated the major and planned giving programs, corporate and foundation funding, and alumni relations for 15 schools and colleges, two hospitals and the athletic program. Additionally she has served as Major Gifts Manager for Deborah Hospital Foundation, Assistant Director of Development for Temple University’s School of Medicine, and Director of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.
Fredricks is a journalism graduate of Rutgers College and holds a law degree from Western New England College School of Law. Prior to her fundraising career, she practiced law for over six years as a Deputy Attorney General IV for the Attorney General’s Office, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, specializing in civil litigation. She has been active with the Association of Fundraising Professionals as an executive board member for the Greater Philadelphia Chapter for six years, and a committee member on the national level. She has served for many years as a volunteer for the Philadelphia YMCA and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia and as a member of her law school advisory board and the University of Pennsylvania Special Programs’ Advisory Board.
Fredricks teaches nonprofit business management and major gift and planned giving courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and the Smithsonian Institution and is a featured speaker at the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ International Conference.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, and the Lienhard School of Nursing.