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The Office of Advancement is located in the Alumni House at the corner of Banner Road and College Drive. Parking is available to guests during the business day along Banner Road and in the Banner Elk United Methodist Church parking lot along College Drive.

Caroline Hart

Caroline Hart

Vice President for Advancement

Phone:  828-898-8777
Fax:      828-898-8820
Email: hartc@lmc.edu

Caroline serves as the division leader for Institutional Advancement. Her primary responsibilities include planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive development and alumni engagement program for the College.  She has more than 14 years of experience in higher education fundraising and has been a member of the Lees-McRae College team since 2010.

    
Frankie Needham

Frankie Needham ’55H

Director for Advancement Services

Phone:  828-898-8763
Fax:      828-898-8820
Email: needham@lmc.edu

Frankie maintains the accuracy of the College’s alumni and donor database, processes all donations, and provides reporting to support all alumni and development efforts. She has served Lees-McRae College in a variety of capacities during her 41-year tenure.

    
Jillian Rosato

Jillian Rosato

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Phone:  828-898-2534
Fax:      828-898-8820
Email: rosatoj@lmc.edu

Jillian establishes and maintains relationships with the College’s 6,000+ alumni, directs alumni events including Homecoming and Escape, leads the Family Association, and serves as the College’s chief liaison for the Family Council and the Alumni Board.

      
Michelle Scott

Michelle Vance Scott ’86 ’90

Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Phone:  828-898-2489
Fax:      828-898-8820
Email: scottmv@lmc.edu

Michelle leads all aspects of the College’s Annual Giving program including direct mail campaigns, phone-a-thon, and the newly established Class Agent program.  She is also responsible for increasing unrestricted athletic support through the Bobcat Club.  In addition to her four years as a student, Michelle has served the College as an employee for 13 years.

       
Holly Minton

Holly Minton

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Phone: 828-898-3425
Fax:      828-898-8820
Email: mintonh@lmc.edu

Holly oversees all aspects of corporate and foundation fundraising, including cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding existing and new partnerships. She serves as the primary grant writer for the College.