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Collins Honored With City and State PA Above and Beyond Award

March 25, 2024

Carrie Collins, JD, PhDCarrie Collins, JD, PhD, Chief Advancement and Strategic Planning Officer at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), has been recognized with City & State Pennsylvania’s 2024 Above & Beyond Award, which honors 50 women who exhibit exemplary leadership in their fields and have made important contributions to society in business, public service, media, nonprofit or organized labor.

As a senior executive and cabinet member at PCOM, Collins guides institutional growth through strategic planning, revenue generation, new business development, and philanthropy. She has led record-breaking annual fundraising goals, having secured the largest commitments in PCOM’s history, as well as four consecutive years of record-high totals. She oversees the College’s alumni volunteer program that recorded 4,100 annual hours of service and the Community Wellness Initiative, which serves the communities surrounding all three PCOM locations.

Collins is also leading United & Ignited, the recently announced comprehensive fundraising campaign to accelerate academic excellence, expand clinical opportunities, and enhance student experiences at PCOM. So far, the campaign has raised $49 million of its $65 million goal.

“As a Pennsylvania native and lifelong resident, I’m extremely honored to be recognized alongside so many distinguished leaders who are improving the Commonwealth,” Collins said. “This award is especially meaningful to me because it spotlights role models for women who are advancing their careers and contributing to their communities.”

Collins plays an integral role in nonprofits and community groups regionally and nationally. She is a founding member of Chief, where she fosters cross-industry collaboration for women executives, helping to accelerate their journeys into the C-suite.

She is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the global nonprofit for advancement professionals. Collins also serves on the board of visitors for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she received her JD, and the editorial board for the Journal of Education Advancement and Marketing.

Collins and fellow honorees are profiled in a special edition of City & State magazine and will be celebrated at an annual awards gala March 26.

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