Former UD director of giving hired at WSU’s medical school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has promoted Nicki Crellin and hired Delores James to positions as directors of major gifts, the school announced today.

Both women will be responsible for growing, managing and sustaining a major gift portfolio for the medical school, according to the school.

With more than 17 years of experience in fundraising, relationship building, volunteer recruitment and special event planning, Crellin has served the medical school for more than six years as the associate director for advancement. Previously, she was the district director for the Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts of America. She also was an individual giving manager at the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

With more than 20 years of nonprofit management fundraising experience in annual giving, major giving, strategic planning and special events, James comes to the university having served most recently as executive director of planned giving for the University of Dayton. She also served as director of development for North Carolina Central University of Law. In addition, she was the assistant general manager of the University of North Carolina Statewide Public Television Network.

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is affiliated with seven teaching hospitals in the Dayton area.