Contact: Amy Cagle
STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Mississippi State University Foundation this month welcomes Klaire Miller of Vicksburg as assistant director of annual giving.
Miller joins Georgia Carter, director, and Ally Walker, associate director, as a professional development team member for the MSU Office of Annual Giving. Through annual giving, donors are provided an avenue to support any area of the university including colleges, schools and programs.
Miller will oversee the Bulldog Calling Center that employs some 20 to 40 MSU students to make telephone solicitations year-round. Callers also update database records of alumni and friends. Mississippi State currently has more than 142,000 living alumni.
“Klaire is a great addition to the annual giving team and her experience will be invaluable here,” said Carter. “I feel very lucky to have gained such an energetic, passionate and capable candidate to lead us in strengthening the efforts of the Bulldog Calling Center.”
Miller holds a 2017 bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Mississippi State. She previously worked in MSU’s life skills department, an NCAA-sponsored unit that bridges the gap between college and professional life for student athletes. Additionally, as a student, Miller interned with the Bulldog Club, MSU’s athletic fundraising arm, and with Bulldog Suites, where she also served as an ambassador and floor captain.
“I am excited to be working with the MSU Foundation and look forward to sharing with friends and fellow alumni my love for this university. During my time on campus I have learned that being a Bulldog is a family affair, and at Mississippi State we take care of family,” said Miller. “I am eager to bring new ideas to improve the annual giving experience.”
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.