Mount St. Joseph University announces Raye Allen is the new vice president of institutional advancement and will begin September 6, 2016. She will direct the Mount’s development, alumni and donor relations, and serve on the President’s Cabinet.
Allen comes to the Mount after making a powerful impact during the 17 years she served as the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Director of Major Gifts and Leadership Giving. She has more than 20 years of experience and leadership in the health and human services and faith-based, non-profit world.
“The mission and values of Mount St. Joseph University drew me to the opportunity,” said Allen. “A tour given by a young student, the first in her family to attend college, closed the deal. Good development professionals are great story tellers. United Way and the Mount have incredible stories to share throughout the region.”
“Raye is an outstanding development professional, with a proven record of commitment to the growth of the Greater Cincinnati region,” said Williams. “Consequently, she is a great fit the for the Mount, as we strive to contribute to the growth and development of the region, by achieving the University’s mission, vision, and values, within the charism of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. We are very excited to have Raye join the Mount team.”
Allen is also active in the Greater Cincinnati area and is a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 32 where she served on the steering committee. She has been a volunteer trainer for fund development for other United Ways nationally and other non-profits, including Girls on the Run, Cincinnati Ballet and Girl Scouts. She has served on the Leading Women steering committee, the Board of the Burns Home for Youth, Jefferson Award Selection committee, and has had local and national roles in Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Allen lives in Wyoming where she is an ordained deacon at the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.