Campus News

Foushee Promoted to Executive Director Role

Story posted January 12, 2007

Director of Annual Giving Eric Foushee ’90 has been promoted to Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, effective January 1, 2007. Foushee, who joined the College’s annual giving staff in 1998, has served as Director of Annual Giving since 2003 and assumed day-to-day responsibility for the alumni relations department in November, 2006.

Under his leadership, annual giving has achieved record results in the Alumni Fund, the Polar Bear Athletic Fund, the Friends Fund, overall unrestricted support, and alumni participation. Eric’s careful and strategic oversight of such critical areas as Reunion Giving, the Young Alumni Leadership Program, and the 1794 Society has kept the College at the forefront of innovative and effective development programming. In 2005-06, annual giving grew to $8,772,237, the third-straight year it surpassed the $8 million mark.

“Bill Torrey and I talked extensively about the future of the Alumni Relations program and the ways in which we could strengthen the College’s outreach efforts,” said Randy Shaw, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. “We feel that Eric’s proven expertise and knowledge of Bowdoin, coupled with the support structure we have in place for Annual Giving, will contribute greatly to the essential components of a top-tier Alumni Relations program.”

Foushee is a 1990 graduate of Bowdoin with a major in Government and a minor in Art History. He earned an M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University in 1994.

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