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BERKELEY, Calif., March 7, 2012 – Caitlin F. Curtin, M.A., a Marin County fundraising professional and technology consultant, is the new Vice President for Advancement at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Very Rev. Dr. W. Mark Richardson, President and Dean of the Berkeley seminary, announced today.
In announcing the appointment, Richardson praised Curtin’s fundraising expertise, her entrepreneurial and education experience, and her deep commitment to the mission of the Episcopal Church.
“Caitlin brings great strengths to CDSP, where she will lead our efforts to engage our alumni, their congregations, bishops, donors and friends around the world in our task of building the next generation of leaders for the Episcopal Church,” he said.
Curtin will be the lead fundraiser for CDSP, and will lead newly integrated fundraising, recruiting, alumni, database, marketing, and communications functions at the school.
She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Francisco State University, is a graduate of the San Francisco Renaissance Entrepreneurship Program and has a certificate in fundraising management from the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University.
She has held fundraising positions at the University of California/San Francisco, San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Curtin also founded a software and business development firm, Luminare, in San Francisco, and was a recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Bay Area.
Curtin is an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ross, Calif., where she is involved in outreach work with the homeless and youth, and with St. John's sister parish in Malawi. In a sabbatical year, she was a parent and community coordinator for the New York City Department of Education, and is a former president of the UCSF Child Development Center parent association.
She has been an adviser to the European-American Business Association of The World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and led trade delegations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Curtin has lectured at UC Berkeley, Humboldt University in Berlin, and the Theseus Institute in Nice, France.