CONTACT: STEVE SANDERS
Associate Vice President
Health Sciences Center Development
UI Foundation News
500 Alumni Center
Iowa City IA 52242
UI Foundation names new director of development, cancer center and
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Carol L. Jefferson has joined the University of Iowa
Foundation staff as director of development for the cancer center and departmental
projects. She was the development director of the cancer center and major
gifts at the University of Wisconsin Medical School from 1989 to 1995,
and most recently served as the executive director of the March of Dimes
Birth Defects Foundation, Madison, Wis.
"Carol's outstanding success in cancer center and medical development
will be a tremendous asset to us in "Seeking Knowledge for Healing,"
the College of Medicine's facilities and endowment campaign," said
Steve Sanders, the foundation's associate vice president for health sciences
center development. "Other UI College of Medicine campaigns will
also benefit from Carol's broad base of experience, which includes fund-raising
activities in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and rehabilitation
Jefferson also served as community development coordinator of the University
of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1988-89. She is a board member
and vice president of the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
and sits on the board of the National Perinatal Foundation. Jefferson
received her bachelor's degree in Consumer Science from the University
of Wisconsin in 1987.
"Seeking Knowledge for Healing" is a $25 million capital campaign
for the UI College of Medicine that will provide significant funding for
the newly planned Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility.
When completed, one wing of the facility will house the UI's Cancer Research
Center, providing state-of-the-art facilities for the nearly 200 physicians
and researchers currently scattered across campus. In addition, the campaign
seeks to establish an endowment to provide a steady source of funds for
The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support
for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation
staff members work with alumni and friends to provide support for a broad
range of programs and projects at the University of Iowa.