Philadelphia – Maren Gaughan has been named Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Her appointment is effective August 30, 2010.
In this position, Gaughan will serve as the School’s chief development officer with senior managerial responsibilities for all fundraising and alumni activities. She will also have oversight of the School’s Office of Communications.
Gaughan comes to Penn Dental Medicine from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden, N.J., where she served as Executive Director of Development. Prior to that post, she was the Executive Director of Development for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. She also spent 13 years in several leadership positions at the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, including having served as Associate Vice President for Development. At all of these institutions, Gaughan was key in creating new programs to increase giving; developed a track record for raising major gifts; and was recognized for motivating both her staff and key volunteers.
“We are confident that Maren will take our fundraising program to a new level of excellence,” says Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean Denis F. Kinane on her appointment.
Gaughan holds B.A. in International Studies from Gettysburg College.
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