Campus News

Orlic Named Director of Annual Giving

Story posted August 15, 1998


August 7, 1998, BRUNSWICK, Maine - Elizabeth D. Orlic of Portland has been named director of annual giving at Bowdoin College. Orlic, who joined Bowdoin's development staff in 1992, has previously served as assistant director of annual giving (1992-96) and as associate director of annual giving (1996-97). She was named acting director of annual giving in May and was promoted to the director's position in July. The appointment was announced by Scott A. Meiklejohn, Bowdoin's associate vice president for development and alumni relations.

"Eli has had a successful and increasingly responsible role in Bowdoin's annual giving office for six years and shares in that program's impressive success," said Meiklejohn. "The challenges in annual giving for Bowdoin are clear - a steady five percent cash increase and a goal of fifty-five percent in alumni participation. I am confident in Eli and her ability to guide colleagues and volunteers toward reaching those goals."

As director of annual giving, Orlic has overall responsibility for the organization, planning, and management of Bowdoin's program to seek annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the College. This program currently raises over $4 million each year for Bowdoin's general operating budget. A primary focus of the position is to develop and work closely with a network of fund-raising volunteers.

Orlic is a 1987 graduate of Colby College.

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