AMHERST, Mass. – Theresa Curry has been named executive director of planned giving at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Curry, an attorney, has extensive experience in business and organizational development, nonprofit giving and gift administration.
“We are delighted that Theresa Curry will be joining UMass Amherst’s development team,” said Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Relations Mike Leto. “She brings deep expertise in estate planning to this role as well as her considerable impact and success in fundraising for higher education.”
Curry comes to UMass Amherst from the University of New Hampshire Foundation, where she held several senior management positions in gift planning since 2012. Most recently, Curry served as assistant vice president for gift planning and administration at UNH. Curry established UNH’s gift planning program and played a major role in its recent $275 million fundraising campaign.
Previously, Curry established gift planning programs as regional director of philanthropy at the ALS Association and as the capital campaign manager for Merrimack College. Curry has worked as an employee, consultant, volunteer and lawyer in gift planning since 1998.
She holds a juris doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.
Curry, who lives in Newburyport, is also a triathlete and distance runner.
Curry will begin her duties on Jan. 29.