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Betsy B. Clardy was appointed as vice president and chief development officer for UTMB on July 30, 2008. In this capacity, she has led the development team in preparing, launching and successfully completing the largest campaign in UTMB’s history, Working Wonders - The Campaign for UTMB Health. Prior to the official launch of the $450 million campaign, the Development Management Team successfully guided the UTMB Family Campaign, where the UTMB faculty and staff gave a record-breaking $11.6 million. The Working Wonders Campaign came to a close in November 2016, with a record $450.9 million in philanthropic commitments to UTMB.
Immediately prior to her appointment at UTMB, Betsy was vice president for resource development and alumni relations for seven years at her alma mater, Texas Lutheran University. Under her direction TLU completed its Called to Make a Difference comprehensive campaign in 2007, raising more than $52.4 million, the largest fundraising effort in TLU’s history.
From 1994 to 2001, Betsy held various appointments at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She led a development team that was responsible for the fundraising efforts in the sixteen states of the southern region of the United States as director of development for principal gifts.
Betsy began her career in banking, eventually working in investments and trusts. This experience led to a position with the Margaret A. Shannon Estate in San Angelo where she worked with the Board of Trustees of the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital.
Betsy has presented at numerous national and international conferences and has previously served on the Development Advisory Committee of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Bexar County Arts and Culture Fund, and the Board of the Mid-Texas Symphony. She currently serves on the Board of the Round Top Music Institute. She is the author of Making the Most of Your Special Event and has written and been interviewed for fundraising magazines and books.
In 2014, Betsy received the Bryon Welch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter. This is the most distinguished accolade that can be conferred upon a Houston area fundraising professional.
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