Ivy Tech’s Perry Hammock to Serve on National Board for Community College Development Officers

INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Hammock, Executive Director of Resource Development at Ivy Tech Foundation, has been named to the CRD Board of Directors for the Council for Resource Development (CRD), Washington, DC. He will serve beginning November 2013 as a director.

CRD is the only professional association exclusively advocating and promoting community college resource development. The organization supports professionals and develops leaders through education, advocacy and mentoring.

Hammock has served on the CRD Board of Directors for 12 years, and was President in 2003. He also served on the board for CFRE International, the global independent credentialing body for fundraising professionals.

Hammock began his career with Ivy Tech in 1981. He currently leads the college’s planned giving initiative, aids development efforts for the college’s 14 regions, as well as helps staff the Foundation’s 49-member volunteer Board of Directors.

CRD represents over 1600 community college resource development officers at more than 730 two-year colleges, and is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Members include college foundation executive directors, grant development and management officers, alumni officers, major and planned gifts officers, and faculty, staff, and presidents who engage in activities to raise resources to support the mission of the nation’s community colleges.

“As community colleges strive to fulfill our society’s goals to enrich our communities through workforce training and college degree attainment, we are thrilled that Perry will help guide CRD’s strategic vision to provide the gold standard in professional development and advocacy for our members,” said Polly Binns, CFRE, executive director for the Council for Resource Development. “We will engage his expertise in the field and passion for the mission to lead our planning and development as the premier professional development association for community college development officers.”

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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