18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
The appointment of John P. Crawford as vice president of college relations at Medaille College has been announced by President Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D. Crawford will join Medaille on November 1, 2011.
Crawford has over 20 years of leadership experience in development and organizational advancement in both the university and not-for-profit sectors in Western New York. He brings to Medaille expertise in major and planned gifts fundraising, annual fundraising, special events, alumni relations, grant development, volunteer management, constituent relations, communications and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Medaille, Crawford served as the director of development at the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. where he increased development revenue for the Schools of Public Health and Health Professions and Dental Medicine. Crawford has also served as the director of development at American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter, executive director of Camp Fire Council of Buffalo and Erie Co., Inc., campaign associate at SUNY Brockport and sports and venue manager for World University Games ’93.
In addition to his professional experience, Crawford is an active member of the Rotary Club of Williamsville and community service chair for Rotary District 7090, which encompasses Western New York and Southern Ontario. He holds a master of science in applied public affairs studies from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor of arts in international politics from the Pennsylvania State University.
“Mr. Crawford’s expertise in institutional advancement will help ensure that Medaille’s impact on the well-being of our Western New York community, as well as the educational enrichment of our students, continues to grow,” said Dr. Jurasek. “We are excited to have him on our Medaille team.”
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