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August 16, 2002

Carl Beard is named executive director of development at CW

Carl C. Beard has been appointed executive director of development for the Colonial Williams-burg Foundation. Beard currently is the associate vice president of development and campaign director at the University of Richmond. His duties at Colonial Williamsburg will include oversight of planned giving, the annual fund and major gifts, coordination of the Campaign for Colonial Williamsburg, and cultivation and stewardship of selected major prospects. Beard will report to Vice President of Advancement Christine R. Hoek. He assumes his responsibilities at the foundation Sept. 3.

“Carl Beard is an excellent choice as executive director of development,” said Hoek. “He brings many skills and perspectives that will enrich our development endeavors. His leadership during the Campaign for Colonial Williamsburg will complement the talents of existing staff, and he will be a welcome colleague as we strive to achieve ambitious goals that will help position the foundation for the future.”

Beard’s 13 years of fund-raising experience include his current role with the University of Richmond, where he helped lead the institution’s $200 million Comprehensive Campaign, and designed and executed the school’s $10 million Board of Associates Campaign. Previously, he was vice president for institutional advancement at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C., where he built and supervised an advancement staff, doubled the annual fund in four years, and was founder and executive vice president of the Mars Hill College Foundation. Prior to Mars Hill College, Beard was director of planned giving at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., where he completed a successful capital campaign that raised more than $100 million.

From 1987 to 1996, he was the founder, executive director and conductor of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium, one of the largest chorale and symphonic programs in South Carolina. Beard holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and a master’s degree in church music/vocal performance from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

“I am proud and pleased to join the development team at Colonial Williamsburg,” said Beard. “My wife, Cathy, and I have been regular visitors to Colonial Williamsburg for many years, and we are looking forward to becoming members of this wonderful community.”

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