Chestertown, MD, June 21, 2007 — Washington College is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Spurrier as Associate Director of Development for Major and Planned Giving.
A graduate of Washington College (Class of 2000), Spurrier also has a J.D. (2003) from the University of Maryland School of Law. She is returning to Chestertown by way of the Rockville-based law firm Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. As an associate of the firm, she worked on estate planning and administration as well as commercial litigation.
Previously, Spurrier was the Everett Intern at Ashoka, an Arlington, Virginia-based global association of entrepreneurs developing solutions to urgent social problems. There she formulated a step-by-step legal process for implementing shared parks in urban areas, created policy recommendations for city leaders to develop community green space, and encouraged and motivated community members toward that same goal.
"We are all very pleased that Heather has joined the advancement team," said Jeffrey Appel, Director of Development Programs at Washington College. "Her legal background and the fact that she's an alumna of the college make her a perfect fit for this vital role. In addition, she brings a new and exciting perspective to our gift planning program."
Since graduating from Washington College, Spurrier has remained an involved alumna, serving as Alumnae Relations Advisor and Chapter Relations Advisor to Alpha Omicron Pi, and as the Class of 2000 Agent. She also has been a fundraising participant for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a fundraising organizer for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
"I am excited to once again be a part of the Washington College community," said Spurrier, "and I look forward to working with alumni and friends of the College."