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May 24, 2005

Birmingham-Southern names CDC Foundation chief fundraiser to vice president for development post

BIRMINGHAM , Ala.—Adelia Patrick Thompson, the chief fundraiser for the National Foundation for Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, will become the new vice president for development at Birmingham-Southern College.

The Mountain Brook native and 1986 Birmingham-Southern English graduate will assume her new duties June 27. She will be responsible for all aspects of the college's fundraising program.

“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

Adelia Patrick Thompson

Orchestra, and Central Bank of the South.

A Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude graduate of Birmingham-Southern, Thompson is a performer and consultant with Atlanta Lyric Theatre and was a member of DeKalb (county) Leadership 1998.

She is married to J. Lynn Thompson, artistic and music director for Atlanta Lyric Theatre and music director for The Ohio Light Opera.





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