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FGCU Advancement Names New Major Gifts Director

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has named Lindsey Touchette director of Major Gifts in University Advancement.

Previously FGCU's director of Alumni Relations, Touchette helped to expand the program to serve more than 18,000 graduates and build enduring relationships between alumni and the university community during her seven years in the position. In her new role, the 2005 FGCU graduate will cultivate individual and corporate gifts that have transformative impact on the university.

"I'm proud of the work we've done at my alma mater to establish a strong Alumni Association that engages and connects graduates with the university," Touchette said. "I'm looking forward to working with alumni and the community during this tremendous season of growth to bolster existing support and create new fundraising opportunities."

Touchette's appointment comes as University Advancement, the division that includes Alumni Relations and the FGCU Foundation, is strengthening its fundraising to support the university's continued development as the leading institution of higher education in Southwest Florida.

"Lindsey's institutional knowledge and connection to the community will further strengthen our position as we build on a history of successful fundraising," said Christopher Simoneau, Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director of the FGCU Foundation. "With new giving initiatives planned this year, we are prepared to take our community outreach to a higher level to ensure that our students continue to have first-rate programs and facilities."

Kimberly Wallace, an FGCU graduate who has worked in Alumni Relations since 2009, will serve as interim director until a permanent replacement is announced.

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