MaryAnne Young '81 Appointed VP for Development

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:47

President Lynn Pasquerella has announced that MaryAnne Young '81, director of development since 1992, will become Mount Holyoke's next vice president for development this July.

Young began working for the College not long after her 1981 graduation from Mount Holyoke. She first worked for the MHC Alumnae Association as a program officer from 1984 to 1986; she then joined the Office of Development as an annual giving officer, and progressed to director of annual giving in 1989. In 1992, she was promoted to her current position as director of development.

As director, Young has managed a staff of 38 and worked in collaboration with the current vice president of development, the trustees, and MHC's president and senior officers. She has been responsible for planning and implementing all fundraising efforts for the College with the vice president, including two comprehensive campaigns.

"I am thrilled to have MaryAnne joining our administrative leadership team as the vice president for development," said President Pasquerella. "She is a visionary leader who has the enormous respect and affection of her colleagues and our alumnae alike. I am looking forward to working even more closely with MaryAnne as we move through the final phase of Mount Holyoke's capital campaign and in celebration of the College's 175th anniversary."

The current development campaign, which concludes in 2013, has raised $250 million toward a $300 million goal. Since Young joined the development office in 1986, $703 million has been raised for all purposes, including $176.7 million for the Annual Fund alone.

In addition to her work for the College, Young has served on the Boards of Directors for the Hartsbrook School and the Amherst Women's Shelter and on the Board of Financial Stewardship for the Belchertown Congregational Church. She is also a past member of the Junior League of Holyoke and was a campaign committee advisor for the Clapp Library. She and her family reside in Belchertown.

Young will replace outgoing vice president for development Charles Haight, who has accepted a position at Harvard Kennedy School.