The University of Colorado Foundation has named Megan Fisher to be assistant vice president for development, effective July 1. Fisher will lead UCCS development activities and manage the foundation’s local staff.
Fisher has served the University of Colorado Foundation as a development officer since 2006, in which time she has been a key contributor to UCCS’s five best fundraising years to date, with fundraising responsibilities for the College of Business, the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs.
“Megan Fisher has been a fundamental part of our team throughout the Creating Futures campaign, and we’re excited to have her leading the development team at UCCS,” said Rick Lawrence, president and chief executive officer for the CU Foundation. “Her strong relationships throughout the university and broader community will be invaluable to our continued success.”
Before her UCCS tenure, Fisher worked for the Pikes Peak United Way/Center for Nonprofit Excellence as a program manager for the Colorado AmeriCorps Promise Fellows program. She earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s in business administration from UCCS, where she received the Outstanding MBA Student in Services Management award.
“I am thrilled to be able to step into this leadership role,” Fisher said. “As an MBA alumna of UCCS and a strong advocate for donor-centered philanthropy, I look forward to my continued service to this campus, our community and our most generous donors.”