As development director, Pellegrini will raise funds through private, corporate and foundation donations. Her responsibilities include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and major gift donors to Boise State and its College of Business and Economics. She also will work with college administrators to identify and define priorities for external support and will manage and direct key volunteers.
“At a time when private gifts are so essential to the achievement of Boise State’s mission, we rely greatly on the professional work of our development directors,” said Rosemary Reinhardt, interim vice president for advancement. “Virginia’s knowledge and expertise will serve Boise State, COBE, its students and faculty well and we are thrilled to have her on the team.”
Prior to coming to Boise State, Pellegrini served as the director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of Idaho. Sixteen of her 21 years of experience in fund raising were with United Way of Treasure Valley where she ultimately served as vice president of development and raised more than $80 million through annual campaigns.
Pellegrini is also an alumnae of Boise State and COBE with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.