Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 2, Page 7
Winter 1994
New employees join development office staff

     The University of Delaware's Development Office has added three new
employees to assist with fund-raising activities, to enhance interaction
with corporations and foundations and to work on special projects for the
College of Business and Economics.
     Now on board are James J. Dawson, director of major gifts; Elizabeth
E. Neary, director of corporate and foundation relations; and William J.
Stout, Delaware '57, director of development for the College of Business
and Economics.
     Dawson was most recently employed as director of will and trust
programs at Virginia Tech, where he was responsible for all aspects of a
comprehensive planned giving program. He is a former headmaster of the
McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., and former treasurer and secretary of
the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J. He
also worked as a lawyer for five years in Baltimore.
     At Delaware, Dawson is responsible for the development of a
comprehensive program of identification, cultivation and solicitation of
prospective individual donors and the supervision of a national screening
program, capital projects and regional campaign efforts.
     Neary is former director of corporate and foundations relations for
Syracuse University, where she managed identification, cultivation and
solicitation of corporations and foundations for the colleges of Arts and
Science, Nursing, Human Development and Architecture, as well as for the
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. There, she played a key
role in the planning and execution of Syracuse's recent $160 million
capital campaign.
     Previously, she was director of corporate and foundation relations for
the development office at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she
secured more than $1 million in gifts. She has also been employed as the
coordinator of corporate and foundation support for St. Lawrence
University, where she worked on a $20 million campaign.
     Neary is responsible for a University-wide program of corporate and
foundation relations focused on securing gifts and commitments in support
of institutional programs and projects.
     Stout comes to the University from Ketchum Inc., where he worked on
development plans for a variety of institutions, including Montreat
Conference Center of the Presbyterian Church, USA, the Air Force
Association of Arlington, Va., Morgan State University, Elizabeth City
State University and Winston-Salem State University.
     Stout spent the first half of his career in industry, working for Sun
Co. Inc. in a variety of positions, such as business manager and assistant
to the president of SunOlin.
     At the University, he is responsible for the development of prospect
identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for the College
of Business and Economics.
                                                  -Beth Thomas