New College of Florida Announces New Leadership for Foundation

New College of Florida, the state’s honors college for liberal arts and sciences, announces new leadership for the New College Foundation.

MaryAnne Young has been selected as the new vice president for advancement and executive director of the New College Foundation. Jessica Rogers will serve as associate vice president for advancement and associate director of the Foundation.

Young is currently the vice president for advancement at Mount Holyoke College, a noted liberal arts college for women in western Massachusetts. In that position, she has worked with three presidents, seven board chairs and managed a staff of 38. She has planned and implemented two fund-raising campaigns; the most recent, in 2013, exceeded its goal by raising $305 million.

Young, a 1981 alumna of Mount Holyoke, began her career there as a program officer for the alumnae association. She moved to the college’s Office of Development as an annual giving officer and progressed to director of annual giving and director of development. She begins work at New College on July 20.

“I am very excited to join New College and President O’Shea’s team.  I believe providing excellent, affordable education is essential in solving the issues facing our world,” Young said. “I was impressed by the exceptional faculty, enthusiastic students and devoted staff I met.  I am honored to have been selected and look forward to working with the students, faculty, trustees, alumni, and staff of the New College community.”

Jessica Rogers will play a pivotal role in the new leadership team. Rogers has worked at New College since July 2006, where she has overseen campaign planning, served as a strategic advisor on development projects and managed the Alumnae/i Association’s engagement program. She will continue to oversee all aspects of alumni relations, events, annual giving and stewardship, while adding a crucial element of major gifts fundraising to her activities. Jessica will work extremely closely with Young, President O’Shea, and the rest of the leadership team at New College.

“New College has an inspiring mission and excellent reputation. I’m honored to be selected for this newly created, important and strategic role,” Rogers said. My previous roles have positioned me for success, and I’m eager to continue to work alongside our students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and board members in building the necessary resources and relationships to propel New College to greater heights.”