Pardy Named Capital Campaign Director for Dakota State University
Dakota State University has named Tracy F. Pardy Campaign Director for DSU 2.0, The Capital Campaign. Pardy was named to the position after serving as the Acting Campaign Director/Development Officer for the past four months. The current $37 million capital campaign is providing for two new facilities, enhancements to existing facilities and additional funds for scholarships and the university’s endowment. Pardy will begin serving in her new position immediately.
“We are extremely pleased to have Tracy in the position of Campaign Director, “said Dr. Knowlton, Dakota State University President. “She has great depth of experience as a leader, a collegiate fundraiser and a communicator. Her passion for and experience with the university will be very valuable to the success of the campaign.”
In addition to serving as Campaign Director, Pardy serves as a development officer for the Dakota State University Foundation, where she identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards gifts for the university. She also served as the Associate Director of the Annual Fund and Prospect Research for the Foundation, where she tripled the dollars in the annual fund and increased overall donor and alumni participation by 80 percent.
In her new position, Pardy will be responsible for managing and promoting DSU 2.0, The Capital Campaign, cultivating relationships with potential donors and longtime DSU supporters, and working in partnership with the campaign consulting firm, Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc.
“I’m thrilled with this new opportunity, “Pardy said. “I’ve greatly enjoyed my work at DSU over the past several years and I’m deeply committed to the university and its mission. Serving as Campaign Director for DSU 2.0, The Capital Campaign will give me the ability to make an even greater impact on the future of our students, the university and the city of Madison.”
Pardy holds a certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She is also a member of the Madison Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Madison Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network.
For more information about DSU 2.0, The Capital Campaign, please call Pardy at (605) 256-7327.