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Kimberly A. Venti has been named associate vice president for institutional advancement (AVPIA) at Canisius. She is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase donors and dollars in support of Canisius. Venti is charged with engaging internal and external stakeholders in the planning and implementation of a compelling case for support of Canisius.

Venti works closely with President John J. Hurley and Vice President for Institutional Advancement William M. Collins, members of the Board of Trustees, and staff on development and implementation of a high-level prospect strategy. She also serves as leader of the development team, and provides day-to-day oversight for the staff by providing advice and guidance to development officers and support staff.

Venti has more than 15 years’ experience in development and fundraising for higher education and several of Buffalo’s major medical centers. Prior to Canisius, she was director of campaigns and major gifts at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), where she created and directed a multi-million dollar capital campaign for the hospital’s new Trauma Center and Emergency Department. Venti also previously served as director of development for the University at Buffalo’s Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she was a key staff member in raising funds to build a new medical school downtown as part of a $200 million comprehensive campaign.

Venti holds a master’s degree in multidisciplinary studies and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the State University College at Buffalo.

Submitted by: College Communications