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Calhoun Foundation Announces New Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Coordinator

July 14, 2020

Gayle HagewoodCalhoun Foundation announced that Gayle Hagewood has joined the college as its new Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Coordinator. Hagewood officially began her duties at the college on July 6.

Hagewood brings significant experience in alumni and donor relations to the Foundation, having most recently served as Assistant Director of Development at Athens Bible School in Athens, Alabama, a position she held for sixteen years. In that role, she assisted with capital campaigns, identified, cultivated, solicited, and managed portfolios of annual gifts, hosted annual fundraising events, developed and executed a strategic plan for successfully securing appropriate funding as well as handled all development marketing.

“She has already hit the ground running with a new ‘staying in touch’ initiative for our alumni,” commented Johnette Davis, Calhoun Foundation Director. “Gayle’s strong professional background will not only help support the growth of our Foundation by increasing our donors, but she will also be a vital asset in reconnecting Calhoun alums to the College,” added Davis.

In her new role, she will work in identifying, cultivating and securing annual funds from prospective alumni, friends and businesses for programs at the College.  In addition to general annual giving and alumni relations efforts, athletics is a defined major focus in all annual giving and alumni relations.  She will also work closely with the Foundation Director and in conjunction with Calhoun Athletic coaches, to coordinate athletic annual fundraising plans, to support the College’s four athletic programs which are baseball, fast-pitch softball, and men’s and women’s golf.

When asked about her new role, she comments, “I am very excited to begin working in the Calhoun Foundation Office to cultivate long-term relationships with Calhoun’s alumni. I have always been a strong supporter of the College and I look forward to promoting all opportunities Calhoun has to offer.”

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Hagewood holds an Associate of Arts from Florida College, in Temple Terrace, Florida, a Bachelor of Science from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. She has been married to Kenny Hagewood for 34 years and has 4 children.

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