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Berry College welcomes Laura Croft as the new Vice President of Advancement beginning July 1. Laura was selected through a competitive national search with the assistance of the executive search firm CarterBaldwin.

Laura joins Berry from the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation), where she served as Chief Advancement Officer. During her tenure, she worked collaboratively with CDC leaders and world-class scientists to build public-private partnerships, strengthen individual giving, and cultivate donor relation strategies to protect America and the world from health threats. Laura helped raise over $1 billion for these efforts. She also held previous management and leadership roles at Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

“Laura is an accomplished professional who has worked with prominent corporate leaders and philanthropists across the nation”, said Berry College President Steve Briggs. “She knows how to balance the importance of mission, relationships, and impact. She recruits top talent and fosters a successful and caring team culture. We are thrilled that she will help us advance Berry’s distinctive work.”

Laura has a BBA degree in finance from the University of North Georgia.

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About Berry College
Located in Rome, GA, Berry College is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students. Nationally recognized for academic excellence and extraordinary value, Berry has offered a comprehensive liberal arts education that balances intellectual exploration, practical learning and character development. The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere and is host to 23 intercollegiate sports in the Southern Athletic Association, Division III of the NCAA. Berry’s voluntary LifeWorks Program currently employs more than 1,800 students – making it the largest college work program of its kind in the nation, offering all students up to eight semesters of paid experience.