Both Will Work To Raise Cash For University
Representatives with Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University tell ANN the aviation college has added two
seasoned professionals to its fund-raising team -- Bernadine
Douglas and Christopher Lambert.
Douglas joins the university as assistant vice president for
institutional advancement. She comes from the University of Central
Florida, where, as director of development, she led all
fund-raising and alumni programs for the Burnett College of
Biomedical Sciences, now the UCF Medical School. During her six
years at UCF, she managed annual fund programs, created a corporate
engagement model for the university, and developed special events
to identify and inform donors of major gifts.
At Embry-Riddle, Douglas assists the vice president of
institutional advancement in preparing and implementing development
programs. She directs the major gifts programs, formulates and
implements strategic development objectives and operating plans,
and establishes revenue targets.
"Bernadine brings a strong work ethic and understanding of how
to work successfully in a complex organization," said Dan
Montplaisir, vice president of institutional advancement. "We
welcome the contribution she will make in expanding our ability and
capacity for major gift fund raising."
Christopher Lambert joins the university as director of
development. An experienced estate and trust planning attorney, he
was previously vice president of private banking and wealth
management at Fifth-Third Bank in Morgantown, WV, where he oversaw
commercial and personal loans and deposits, and investment and
trust accounts for one of the bank’s regions. Before that, he
managed trusts, estate planning, and investments for three other
banks in Maryland and West Virginia.
At Embry-Riddle, Lambert works with the development staff and
university leadership to identify and cultivate donors and solicit
annual fund and major gift donations from alumni, other
individuals, and corporations in support of the university.
"Chris brings a strong professionalism and background in
building relationships with those who want to make a difference
with their investments," Montplaisir said. "He will focus on the
Daytona Beach campus’s funding priorities and work closely
with the College of Business as it moves into a new 14,000 square