8/21/2013 11:53:00 AM Alumna returns as development chief
Emily Becker is new director of development at St. Mary's Academy. Becker, a Whitman College graduate, has been in fundraising for 23 years. In addition to raising more than $5 million in gifts and pledges for the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Oregon, she led Catlin Gabel's $22.5 million endowment and capital campaign. She also has served as development director at Pacific University, and coordinated Reed College's $100 million campaign.
Becker is a St. Mary's alumna.
"Teaching young women to become all they are intended to be is something I feel very passionately about, and I believe St. Mary's does that second to none," Becker said. Becker succeeds Lisa Gray, who held the position of development director at St. Mary's for four years.