Christy Deardorff

Vice President and Senior Consultant

Christy Deardorff, Vice President and Senior ConsultantGreenville, NC

Christy Deardorff joined Ruffalo Noel Levitz in the fall of 2012 as a vice president and senior consultant in the fundraising management division. She serves nine full-time on-campus sites in CASE Districts II (mid-Atlantic) and III (Southeast).

Christy is an enthusiastic fundraiser with 12 years of comprehensive development experience. Through her professional roles at a small private college with 15,000 alumnae and a large public research university with 130,000 alumni–two remarkably different philanthropic cultures–Christy has experienced the "best of both worlds" in regards to annual giving.

In Christy's six years as the director of annual giving at East Carolina University, she expanded the Telefund calling center from 12 stations to 20, converted the calling software to Ruffalo Noel Levitz CAMPUSCALL, and finally transitioned to a Ruffalo Noel Levitz full-time on-campus site in January 2012.

She also implemented yearly solicitation cycles for all colleges; launched the first e-solicitation campaign; completed the first university-wide faculty/staff campaign; and, in 2010, initiated the first student philanthropy education program. As a result of consistent and data-informed solicitations, alumni giving increased from 7.3 percent in 2006 to 10.3 percent in 2010–an increase of nearly 5,000 donors.

As director of the annual fund at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (now Randolph College), Christy was intricately involved in the successful completion of a $100 million comprehensive campaign. She initiated the first formal cultivation cycle for leadership annual giving prospects in coordination with the College's major gifts officers. In June 2006, Christy's annual fund team raised a record-breaking $1 million from 15 reunion classes.

Christy resides in Winterville, NC. She has been a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) since 2000 and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 2003.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA.

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