ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2016 — Karen Heitzinger of Salamanca has been promoted to director of annual giving at St. Bonaventure University, President Andrew Roth announced.
Heitzinger has more than a decade of fundraising experience and has held a number of positions in the University Advancement division, including associate director of annual giving, manager of the student-driven calling program the Bonathon, and development specialist.
Heitzinger will oversee the university’s annual giving program, The Bonaventure Fund, which provides support for scholarships, academic program enhancement and student services.
“Karen’s experience and knowledge, along with her solid work ethic, make her a great fit for this position,” said Robert Van Wicklin, vice president for Advancement at the university. “The Bonaventure Fund is absolutely critical to our institution’s vitality. Karen’s leadership will definitely help us meet and exceed our goals.”
“I look forward to bringing my experience to this position and serving the university in this capacity,” Heitzinger said.
Heitzinger is a member of Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Parish in Salamanca as well as the Ladies Auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts in her community.
She is a native of Bradford, Pa.