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September 15, 2003

Gallaudet University Appoints Catherine Sweet-Windham Executive Director

From: Gallaudet - Sept 15, 2003

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Kaika, Director of Media Relations

Phone: 202-651-5050


Gallaudet University Appoints Catherine Sweet-Windham Executive Director

Washington, DC—Catherine Sweet-Windham has been promoted to Executive Director of Institutional Advancement a unit that encompasses the Offices of Development, Public Relations, Media Relations, and Alumni Relations.

For the past three years Sweet-Windham has been executive director of the Development Office and was largely responsible for the success of Gallaudet’s $30 million Capital Campaign that ended up raising $39 million. One-third of this money funded the construction of the Student Academic Center, a high-tech, visually-rich facility.

Sweet-Windham began her Gallaudet career in 1994 as director of Individual Giving and in 1997, she was promoted to director of Major and Planned Giving. In both of these positions, she developed strategic marking plans that resulted in a significant increase in gifts and percentage of donors. She also served as special assistant to the Chair for Deaf Way II and raised over $1 million for this international conference and arts festival that was held in Washington, DC, July 2002.

Sweet-Windham received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and a master’s degree from Gallaudet University.

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