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December 09, 2010

Sarah Burton Joins Penn Dental Medicine as Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Philadelphia – Sarah Burton has been named Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Penn Dental Medicine. Her appointment was effective November 15, 2010.

In this position, Burton is responsible for managing the annual giving and alumni relations programs at the School, with emphasis on Alumni Weekend and developing new alumni engagement opportunities. As part of the School’s development program, she will also serve to enhance Penn Dental Medicine’s overall external affairs.

Burton comes to Penn Dental Medicine from Cornell University, where she spent five and a half years in Alumni Affairs and Development, most recently serving as the Associate Director of Regional Programs. Prior to that, she held positions within the Cornell Annual Fund and Cornell Law School Annual Fund. Throughout her tenure at Cornell, Burton successfully led annual giving campaign efforts and volunteer programs; as well as facilitated high-level strategic events to engage alumni in the life of the university.

“In this role, I look forward to indentifying unique opportunities to strengthen Penn Dental Medicine’s ties with our alumni and further build upon the traditions that make the School a leader in dental medicine,” she says.

Burton holds a BS in Public Relations from West Virginia University and brings a wealth of alumni relations and annual giving experience to Penn Dental Medicine.

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