The CIA Appoints VP of Advancement
Kevin Allan Brings Diverse Fundraising Experience to the CIA
Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America has appointed Kevin Allan
as the college’s vice president of advancement.
Mr. Allan joined the world’s premier culinary college after serving as
development officer for The Children’s Aid Society. He replaces Dr.
Victor Gielisse, who retired in October after 18 years at the CIA.
Mr. Allan’s diverse background in fundraising and
advancement also includes the leadership positions of senior vice president of
development for the AmeriCares Foundation, and senior
managing director at Changing Our World.
“Kevin has distinguished himself as a dynamic and energetic
partner in supporting and building upon relationships to support the mission of
the organizations he has served,” says CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “His
extensive experience in cultivating and growing the important donor network and
philanthropic community make him a solid fit for the CIA.”
As vice president of advancement, Mr. Allan is responsible
for all of the college’s alumni relations and fundraising initiatives, as well
as stewarding the CIA’s relationship within the foodservice industry, including
business development and donor support opportunities.
Kevin Allan holds a Master of Science degree in nonprofit
management from the Milano School for Public Engagement at The New
New York City, where he taught a graduate course in nonprofit
development. Mr. Allan also led service-learning experiences for
the Duchesne Center for Religion and Social Justice at Manhattanville
College in Purchase, NY, from which he earned his Bachelor of Arts
world religions and sociology.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
Kevin Allan is the new vice president of advancement at The
Culinary Institute of America. (Photo
credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier
culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and
hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree
majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate
degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education
through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs
and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting
services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its
worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the
food business. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and
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