August 31, 2018

Novant Health Foundation’s Beth Crigler is joining the UNC Charlotte Division of University Advancement as associate vice chancellor for University development, effective Sept. 17. In this role, she will provide strategic vision to oversee the University’s fundraising functions, including EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte.

Niles Sorensen, vice chancellor for the Division of University Advancement, said, “Beth’s 28 years of successful experience in Charlotte’s philanthropic market, including the last nine years at Novant/Presbyterian Hospital, made her stand out among a very strong pool of qualified candidates. I am confident that Beth’s energy and experience will enable her to come in and make both an immediate and long-term impact on our fundraising efforts.”

Most recently, Crigler was senior director of principal and leadership gifts for the Novant Health Foundation. As a 20-year veteran in the development profession, Crigler has led numerous capital campaigns raising more than $130 million for charitable organizations in the Charlotte community.  During her career, she has provided leadership for several nonprofit organizations including Charlotte Latin School, the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Sharon Towers and the Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club. 

“I am very excited about joining the Niner Nation,” said Crigler, a certified fundraising executive. “The (UNC Charlotte) Foundation is a critical component in the University's continued success, and I look forward to building relationships with alumni, community leaders and other entities to advance priority initiatives and generate financial support. It is a great honor to be a part of such a strong and prosperous team.”

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Crigler serves on the Board of Directors of Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and Camp Debbie Lou, a family camp for children with cancer she helped found. 

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