Buckheister Named Director of Development

Lori Miller Buckheister has been named director of development at Georgia Gwinnett College. Buckheister, former director of major gifts for the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., will assist in the administration of GGC’s Foundation and lead in the creation and implementation of the college’s strategic development plan.

Lori Miller Buckheister has been named director of development at Georgia Gwinnett College. Buckheister, former director of major gifts for the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., will assist in the administration of GGC’s Foundation and lead in the creation and implementation of the college’s strategic development plan.

“We are building a strong leadership team in fundraising and communications,” says Dr. Gordon Harrison, vice president for advancement. “Ms. Buckheister’s proven record in fundraising speaks for itself. To provide the highest level of excellence for our students, it is essential to raise private support in addition to the state’s support and tuition.”

GGC Foundation Chair Glenn White adds, “This is a community-supported college and we’re going to need the community’s financial support. The community helped create GGC, and we need its support now and in the years to come.”

Prior to her work in Charleston, Buckheister was the director of development for Reynolda House, Museum of American Art at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. She began her career in university advancement at Wake Forest as the director of gift stewardship. During her career, she has been a critical participant in campaigns that have totaled more than $500 million.

“I’m looking forward to building partnerships. GGC is here to serve the community, meet its needs, and be a part of its future,” says Buckheister.

A native of N.C., she graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration. She also holds a master’s of art degree in religion from Wake Forest University.

Ms. Buckheister and husband, Davis, reside in Buford, Ga.

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