Beth Norwood Fischer is Executive Director of University Development for UNC Charlotte. In this capacity, Beth works with the chancellor and vice chancellor of University Advancement to engage the University’s key stakeholders. She oversees planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, campaign activities, donor relations and the major gifts team.
Beth joined UNC Charlotte in 2005 as the Director of Development for the Belk College of Business. Subsequent positions include serving as Director of Principal Gifts and Senior Director of Principal Gifts and Corporate Relations for UNC Charlotte.
She earned a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law after completing her bachelor’s degree in management from Guilford College. Beth also holds a certificate of nonprofit management from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations and earned the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2008. Fischer was selected as a Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award winner in 2009.
Beth is an active member of Women Executives and the Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Her previous community leadership roles include serving as president of AFP Charlotte and chair of National Philanthropy Day. Additionally, she is a former member of the Guilford College Board of Visitors, the US Airways Education Foundation Advisory Board, Leave a Legacy steering committee, and a former board member of the Friends School of Charlotte.