College appoints VP of advancement
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, September 9, 2021
Saint Mary’s President Katie Conboy announced New VP for Advancement Holly C. Johnson in a Thursday afternoon email. Johnson will officially join the College faculty in late October, the email said.
Conboy said she was thrilled to invite Johnson to Saint Mary’s.
“[Johnson’s] leadership skills and energy for innovative fundraising, marketing/communications and alumnae engagement will guide us in supporting the next generation of Saint Mary’s students and enriching their campus experience,” Conboy said in the statement.
A graduate of the Indiana University (IU) School of Public Affairs, Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in public affairs as well as a certificate in fundraising management.
Johnson currently serves as the chief advancement officer at Culver Academies. According to the release, she and her team “delivered record-setting fundraising results and spearheaded work to develop consistent branding and messaging for internal and external audiences.”
Johnson previously held the position of vice president of development for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and founding director for Women’s Philanthropy at Indiana University.
In addition, IU President Michael McRobbie awarded Johnson the Bicentennial medal for her successful efforts to bolster alumnae support.