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Ann Horner Named Executive Director of Development

Spring flowers in front of Poe Hall.

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Ann Horner joined the College of Education as the executive director of development  April 17.

“I am thrilled to join the College of Education and work with its faculty, staff, alumni, students and advisory board to help the college meet its institutional goals and continue the momentum its built through the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign,” she said.

Ann HornerHorner has a wealth of major and annual fundraising experience from Penn State, Duke Medical Center and NC State. She successfully led the $12 million Financial Aid Initiative at Duke, and led the NC State annual giving team to increase annual gifts by 200 percent during her eight-year tenure.

She has built staff and comprehensive programs to increase and steward NC State gifts and donors in all constituencies — alumni, parents, faculty and staff, students, and Chancellor’s Circle members who give $1,000 or more. For the College of Education alone, annual gifts increased 300 percent.

Horner completed her bachelor’s degree in English at the College of Charleston, and then earned her Master of Education in Higher Education at Penn State. Before entering Advancement, she worked in admissions and as a legal assistant.