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MMA's New Director of Institutional Advancement Announced

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Mount Mercy Academy announced the promotion of Brittany Finnegan-Zandi to Director of Institutional Advancement. She will be responsible for managing the Institutional Advancement department as well as taking the lead on major projects such as corporate sponsorships, the Alumnae Annual Fund, major gift solicitation and stewardship with Mercy's donors and the Western New York community.

"Brittany has been a key part of our success, and we were thrilled to promote her to this important position," said Sister Mary Ellen Twist President of Mount Mercy Academy. Brittany, 29, joined the organization in 2008 as Development Associate and quickly rose to several supervisory and management positions. "We plan to create new scholarships in the coming years and we are confident that Brittany will be an important asset to help our organization reach its goals," said Twist.

Brittany has worked in development for eight years, focused on securing corporate sponsorships, event planning and annual giving. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. She is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) WNY Chapter and is currently serving as the Chair of National Philanthropy Day.

Brittany resides in Amherst, New York with her husband Tyler.

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