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SECCA Hires New Director of Development and External Affairs

December 1, 2009

Pat Browning

SECCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia D. Browning as its new Director of Development and External Affairs. She began her duties on Nov. 30.

SECCA Executive Director Mark Leach says, “Pat Browning has proven leadership experience in the development arena on a national level, and we’re thrilled to have her join our talented team.  Her expertise in the major gift area along with her professional background at the collegiate level, will be of great value as we reinstitute our fundraising efforts ahead of SECCA’s 2010 reopening.”

Browning served as executive director of The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation in Daytona Beach, FL. Under Browning’s tenure at The LPGA Foundation, it received the Charity Navigator’s highest rating (four stars) for sound fiscal management.

Selected as the first executive director of The LPGA Foundation in 2006, Browning’s major accomplishments included establishing and funding the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative Fund for people in the golf industry, increasing overall funding for the Foundation’s educational and scholarship programs and re-establishing the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

She began her development career at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and served there from 1991 to 2006. Browning’s last position at Franklin & Marshall was Senior Development Officer.

She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

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