After a nationwide search, Mary Baldwin University has found a new fundraising leader at a vital time for the institution.
David Atchley, who works for Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, joins the Mary Baldwin executive team on a consultancy basis October 1 and will begin full time as vice president for Institutional Advancement on January 15.
Since 2006, Atchley has served as vice president of advancement, special assistant to the president, and vice president of School of Pharmacy Development at Presbyterian, where he led the second phase of the “Promise and Challenge” capital campaign, with a goal of raising $160 million. Under his leadership, Presbyterian set a record for fundraising in 2007–08 from faculty, staff, and alumni; he oversaw the successful completion of fundraising for renovated science facilities; and he took the lead in obtaining significant funding for the new Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Prior to Presbyterian, Mr. Atchley served as associate vice president for development at Wofford College, his alma mater, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. An entrepreneur and business leader, Atchley worked at GTE Corporation (now Verizon), where he led that company’s wireless entry into the previously untapped public sector and designed new product bundling strategies. He also founded two companies, End2End and Integrated Education Systems, Inc., which provide state-of-the art public safety technology solutions. Atchley’s r