Allison McBee Dawson ’03 was named vice president for Institutional Advancement at Austin College in March 2016, following an extensive national search. She provides leadership and direction for the advancement team, which includes alumni programming, donor services, communications, and all fundraising activities in concert with President Marjorie Hass and the College’s Board of Trustees.
Originally joining the Austin College staff in February 2014 as associate vice president in Institutional Advancement and executive director of leadership gifts, Allison served as interim vice president during the search. Prior to joining the Austin College staff, she handled fundraising activities at the Episcopal School of Dallas and Southern Methodist University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Austin College in business administration and a master’s degree in American studies from SMU.
“The Institutional Advancement team has exceeded all expectations under Allison’s guidance. I have tremendous confidence in her capacity to build a strong framework for fundraising and engaging our constituents,” said David Corrigan ’81, chair of the Board of Trustees.