“We are excited about the wealth of fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector that Adelia is bringing to Birmingham-Southern,” said BSC President Dr. G. David Pollick in making the announcement. “But we are equally excited about her enthusiasm and energy and about her knowledge and dedication to her alma mater and its liberal arts mission, its people, and its community.”
Thompson has been vice president for development at the CDC Foundation since 2002, where she is responsible for all facets of its development program. The $55 million raised to support CDC programs during that time is more than half of the total raised in the foundation's 10-year history.
Prior to joining the CDC Foundation, Thompson was assistant vice president for development at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., from 1995-2001, where she helped lead a successful $60 million major gifts campaign along with other development initiatives for the liberal arts institution. She also has served as director of major gifts and development associate at the college.
Thompson also has served in development and marketing positions in Birmingham for the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Alabama Symphony