Carrie Collins, JD, joins PCOM as Chief Advancement OfficerJuly 15, 2015
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has announced Carrie Collins,
JD will join the College as Chief Advancement Officer. She begins her role August
10, 2015. Most recently, Ms. Collins served as the vice president for institutional
advancement at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
During her tenure at USciences, Ms. Collins had direct oversight of the office of
Development and Alumni Relations. She drove the department’s advancement strategies
by engaging in cultivation and significantly increasing solicitation across university
constituents. She secured several major and planned gift commitments, and led the
first major fundraising event on USciences’ campus, which well exceeded its financial
goal. In March 2014, Ms. Collins was recognized as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s
“40 Under 40” for her fundraising success.
Prior to her appointment at USciences, she served as executive director of gift planning
and stewardship at Duquesne University, where she raised millions of dollars in gift
commitments, built an effective and successful gift-planning operation and created
an award-winning stewardship program for that institution.
“Carrie’s proven track record of cultivating and maintaining relationships with alumni,
and securing major gifts for institutions of higher education, makes her an ideal
fit for the position of Chief Advancement Officer,” said Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81,
president and CEO of PCOM.
Before joining higher education, Ms. Collins worked as an attorney in corporate practice,
where she focused on start-up companies, venture capital financing, private placement
debt and equity financing and issues related to formation, ownership structure and
intellectual property. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh,
a master’s degree from Duquesne University, and a juris doctor from the University
of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Ms. Collins and her husband Matthew live in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. with their two children,
Vivian and Mitchell.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
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and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
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