Middlebury College Appoints Director of the Bicentennial

Middlebury College has named Penelope Peoples to
the position of director of the Bicentennial Campaign, a fundraising
effort launched in October 1997 to raise $200 million by June
30, 2001. The campaign coincides with the College’s celebration
of the 200th anniversary of its founding in the year 2000. Peoples
will be responsible for overseeing major gifts and grants.

The Bicentennial Campaign is the largest capital
campaign in the school’s history and one of the biggest fundraising
efforts ever initiated by a college of Middlebury’s size.

Peoples comes to Middlebury College with more than
a decade of development experience in both higher education and
healthcare, seeking private, corporate and foundation gifts and
grants. Most recently she served as the director of development
and public relations for MGH Institute of Health Professions at
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Prior to this position,
Peoples worked as the director of corporate and foundation relations
for Harvard Law School, and as senior development officer for
Yale University, with primary responsibility for corporate and
foundation fundraising for the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Peoples received an undergraduate degree in English
and drama from Pomona College. She earned her doctorate in English
at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.