Colleen Mazza Kinser has been named director of the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) by Dr. A. Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. Kinser has worked as the associate director of ICFNC for the past eight years, working with the advisory board, overseeing solicitations, online grants, gift-tracking, the donor database and reporting. She also works extensively with campus financial aid directors to ensure integrity and accuracy in scholarship recipient selections.
The ICFNC is the division of NCICU which raises corporate, foundation and individual donations to provide scholarships to students attending one of 36 private, non-profit colleges in North Carolina. Funds are also raised for educational and enrichment programs for students, including the annual NCICU Ethics Bowl and the North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium.
As director of ICFNC, Kinser will provide stewardship for current donors, cultivate new donors, as well as research and write grant proposals. ICFNC distributes more than $2.5 million annually in scholarships and program support.
Kinser previously served as assistant director of Data Management at Meredith College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Masters of Business Administration from Meredith College.
“The Independent College Fund provides critical scholarships and program support for our 90,000 students and our colleges and universities,” said Dr. Williams. “Colleen has extensive experience in Development and, specifically, with the Fund. She will be an outstanding director.”