Human & Public Service Career Community
Colin Cumming '16
Georgia Institute of Technology/Director of Regional Development
1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
After graduation, I worked at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park where I managed annual giving programs and raised money from individuals, corporations, and foundations as part of their $115 million capital campaign. I now live in Atlanta, GA and build relationships with Georgia Tech alumni in Florida on behalf of our Office of Development as part of a $2.1 billion capital campaign.
2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
I visited Seattle with others in my graduate program to attend a conference, which the Graduate School helped pay for. We became fast friends and enjoyed exploring the city and meeting philanthropy executives from around the world.
3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Don’t let perfection get in the way of doing good.
4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand
Collaborative, practical, and open.
5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I’d like to encourage more and more folks to engage in the joy of giving to organizations and projects that are meaningful to them and make a positive difference in the lives of others.
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