November 18, 2005

Development director leaving post

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David Johnson, M.D.

Development director leaving post

Crawford Evans, executive director of Medical Center Development, is leaving Vanderbilt at the end of the month to pursue new professional interests.

During her tenure, Evans oversaw the expansion of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's fund-raising infrastructure and directed the completion of two of the institution's largest and most aggressive campaigns — “Imagine a World Without Cancer,” benefiting the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and “Building for the Children,” benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Combined, those two campaigns raised more than $250 million.

Also, under her leadership VUMC has reached 80 percent of its goal to raise $625 million in support of the University's “Shape the Future” campaign.

“Crawford leaves us not only far stronger than when she came here, but also very well positioned for a bright future full of remarkable results,” said Harry Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs.

“I will miss her, but wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

Evans came to Vanderbilt in 2003 after building successful philanthropic programs at the University of Florida and the University of Kentucky.