Alamo Colleges Names New Executive Director for Alamo Colleges Foundation
August 22, 2018
Sheila Marlow Due, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), has assumed her duties as the new executive director of the Alamo Colleges Foundation. Due replaces Jim Eskin, who retired earlier this year.
"Sheila Marlow Due is a definite asset to the Alamo Colleges District leadership team," said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "Her outstanding skills and experience will be invaluable as we seek to reach new goals in our scholarship fundraising efforts," he added.
Due brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to institutional advancement programs, spanning fundraising, public affairs, and communications work.
The Alamo Colleges Foundation works to increase philanthropic support to help advance access to higher education through scholarships and innovative programmatic support. As the executive director for the Foundation, Due takes over an organization boasting more than $26 million in assets. Due, who started on July 30, will provide strategic vision to the district's fundraising and donor engagement efforts.
"This is an extraordinary time for the Foundation and its donors," said Anthony White, chairman of the board of directors for the Alamo Colleges Foundation. "Due is a remarkable leader with a track record of achievement and innovation who will inspire our donors and shape a bright future for thousands of student scholarship recipients."
"The Alamo Colleges District has long been at the heart of this community and is unparalleled in providing an affordable quality education," said Due. "I'm honored to be joining the team."
Prior to joining the college district, Due served as CEO of the Center for Health Care Services Foundation after joining in 2015 as their chief development officer. Previously, she was chief philanthropy officer for Promising Youth Alliance, a Dallas based nonprofit that provided an array of comprehensive after-school programs geared to address the whole child, and chief advancement officer for the National Council on Family Violence in Austin. She earlier served as vice president of community relations and regional executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star in Dallas and senior development officer and co-chair of Texas Woman's University's $55 million capital campaign to bring a new state-of-the-art health sciences campus to the heart of Dallas' medical district.
At the Alamo Colleges District, high-quality education and affordable costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community.