The American College Names Claudia H. Stowers, CAP®, Vice President of Advancement

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The American College, the nation’s leading financial services educator, has named Claudia H. Stowers, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®), to Vice President of Advancement. The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services.

Claudia Stowers, CAP is the new Vice President of Advancement at The American College

Much of the success of The American College’s recent fundraising efforts can be attributed to Claudia’s leadership.

The American College, the nation’s leading financial services educator, has named Claudia H. Stowers, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®), to Vice President of Advancement.

Prior to her appointment, Stowers was Associate Vice President of Advancement at The College and tasked with organizing and managing The College’s recent comprehensive capital fundraising efforts. In her expanded role, she will continue to function as campaign manager and maintain a full portfolio of donor prospects, as well as assume additional management and supervisory responsibilities within the Advancement Division.

“Much of the success of The American College’s recent fundraising efforts can be attributed to Claudia’s leadership,” noted Charles “Tip” Cronin III, CLU®, CAP®, Senior Vice President of Advancement at The American College. “In her new senior level role, she will continue to develop the essential resources needed to help financial services professionals achieve career success and better address their clients’ needs.”

Stowers joined The American College in June 2009 following a 20-plus year career in non-profit management and fundraising. She has served as CEO of United Ways in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. and has previous experience leading the development and marketing programs at Episcopal Community Services and Girl Scouts of Eastern, PA, both headquartered in the greater Philadelphia area. She has also served as a non-profit management consultant affiliated with La Salle University in Philadelphia.

Stowers earned her BA from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and did graduate work at North Carolina State University and Appalachian State University. She completed the Harvard University Executive Management program in 2001.    

Currently, she is Senior Warden at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Society Hill and co-chair of the church’s 250th Anniversary Committee. She holds professional memberships in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Philadelphia Chapter and the Planned Giving Council of Greater Philadelphia. She is a former President of the Rotary Club of High Point and a former Director of the Rotary Club of Philadelphia.

The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 84 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industry’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu

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