College selects PNC Bank exec to lead Resource Development office

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has selected Margaret Sturm as its new Executive Director of Resource Development, and she will start May 1. In her role, Sturm will advise Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier in the formation and execution of fundraising strategies, grant applications, and other sources of potential development at Ivy Tech Northeast.


Sturm’s duties include

  • Maintaining a strong friend and fundraising program within Ivy Tech Northeast’s 10-county region
  • Finding potential donors for the Ivy Tech Foundation
  • Building partnerships with community groups, employers, foundations, and individuals to support students, faculty, and academic programs
  • Developing strategies to convert prospects to donors and encourage continued giving by current donors

“My immediate plans are to listen and learn about our team and culture, our vision, our programs, our processes, our strategies, our challenges, and what has been successful to date,” Sturm says. “I will be active in the community attending events, meeting friends of Ivy Tech, and developing those relationships and building on our existing relationships.”

Sturm will serve as liaison between Ivy Tech Northeast and the Foundation in the College’s Central Office in Indianapolis for coordinated projects, reporting, guideline and procedure development, and campaign structure and implementation.

“We are eager to welcome Margaret on board as part of our Ivy Tech Northeast leadership team,” Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier says. “We’ve been fortunate to work with her over the years in other capacities, and I am confident she brings exactly what the College needs to support student success through philanthropic giving and grant support.”

Sturm most recently has served as the Relationship Manager Institutional Asset Management/Community Affairs for PNC Bank in Fort Wayne. As a Relationship Manager, Sturm was responsible for managing relationships for all of the Institutional Asset Management clients in northeastern Indiana. Her duties included managing private foundations; providing support for grants, applications review, and non-profit site visits; and maintaining recordkeeping for private foundations, distributing $10 million annually to non-profit groups in the region.

From 2009 to 2016, Sturm was an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech Northeast, teaching Introduction to Business and capstone courses. She served on the College’s Adjunct Faculty Advisory Board.

Sturm has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saint Francis and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from IPFW.

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