Contact: Michael Tullier, APR
Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Krystal Floyd, who previously supported fundraising programs at Tuskegee University, has returned to serve as the university’s development director. Her new tenure is part of the university’s strategic effort to rebuild its fundraising function.
In her capacity as development director, Floyd will focus on fostering positive relationships with Tuskegee’s alumni and its philanthropic donors. Her work on Tuskegee’s behalf will advance elements of its five-year strategic plan centered on enhancing and diversifying its fundraising outreach and success.
“Charitable gifts from alumni and donors are a vital lifeblood for universities like ours,” said Don Winston, a 1972 Tuskegee alumnus volunteering as Tuskegee’s interim vice president for advancement and development. “Krystal’s efforts — and those of the other professionals who will join her as part of our development team — will ensure we effectively prioritize philanthropic opportunities, communicate those needs to our alumni and donors, and celebrate how their contributions will strengthen Mother Tuskegee and her future.”
Tuskegee’s current fundraising priorities center on enhancing its students’ overall university experience and ensuring they are equipped to be successful in their chosen careers. This will include securing charitable support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other donors to provide students with additional scholarship opportunities, nurturing faculty and staff, challenging academics and modern dormitory amenities.
Floyd, who has served as a development professional for more than a decade, was most recently director of development for Brantwood Children’s Home in Montgomery, Alabama. There, she oversaw the nonprofit organization’s development, marketing, communications and public relations efforts. As part of her previous work on behalf of Tuskegee University, she served as its assistant director of annual giving and major gifts officer for the Southeast region. She hails from Columbus, Georgia, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.
Outside of her professional work, Floyd has volunteered as an ambassador for the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and a loaned executive for the River Region United Way. Presently, she is vice president of the River Region Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and was named the organization’s 2016 Women of the Year.
To view additional career opportunities in the university’s Office of Development, visit www.tuskegee.edu/staffjobs.
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