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Bridget Haggerty, who has led Carthage’s advancement efforts on an interim basis over the past five months, has been named vice president of advancement.

Bridget Haggerty “I’m thrilled that Bridget will lead our advancement operation for years to come,” said President John Swallow. “Bringing substantial experience from both the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, she is applying a major gift lens and a problem-solving approach to every aspect of our fundraising organization. I am confident that she will lead the way to new heights for Carthage.”

During her time at Carthage, Bridget has elevated and helped launch various campus initiatives. She has reinvigorated the President’s Leadership Council, evolved Carthage’s donor recognition programs into a Leaders in Philanthropy program valuing committed donors at every level, and developed significant donor engagement programs including the 75 Years of Black Excellence and pre-health programs. Thanks to her efforts, Carthage established the Wiggan-Kinniebrew Black Alumni Network, which has yielded over $1 million in donations for equity and inclusion initiatives in three years.

In addition, Bridget’s efforts have brought several new members to the Board of Trustees. She has been a vital partner in recruiting alumni and parents to our cause and has developed strong, collaborative relationships with faculty and staff across campus.

“Since coming to Carthage in 2016, I have come to understand and truly appreciate the Carthage difference,” Bridget said. “Our passionate faculty and staff are the backbone of this institution, and everyone here is committed to recognizing and cultivating each student’s potential. I’m excited to help fulfill that promise to our students by gathering the resources that make the transformative Carthage education possible.”

Please join us in congratulating Bridget!