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Pamela Russell
director of communications


For Immediate Release
Feb. 21, 2012

Georgia Tech, DCCCD Foundation Leaders Recognized for Contributions to Profession

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education and Commonfund today named John B. Carter Jr., president and chief operating officer of Georgia Tech Foundation, and Betheny Reid, president of Dallas County Community College District Foundation, as recipients of the 2012 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Awards.

The IRF awards recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement, quality and effectiveness of their foundations and the community of institutionally related foundations as a whole. Institutionally related foundations are private, nonprofit corporations that cultivate and manage private resources to support the missions of the colleges, universities and university systems with which they are affiliated.

Carter has served as president and COO of the Georgia Tech Foundation since 1999. During this time, he has helped grow the foundation's assets to $1.6 billion and provided the financial assistance that has enabled Georgia Tech to expand its campus and build top academic and research facilities. In addition, the foundation has preserved its unrestricted resources during the years and provides $21 million per year to Georgia Tech for pressing needs and $4 million per year to the alumni association.

 Other accomplishments include:

  • Provided leadership and financing for a $180 million development that includes an academic building for the College of Management, a campus bookstore, the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center and retail establishments
  • Established a credit facility which has provided Georgia Tech with more than $70 million to buy property for campus expansion and facility construction

Carter is also an active member of CASE and has served as treasurer, an at-large trustee and presenter at numerous conferences.

Reid has served as president of DCCCD Foundation for more than 13 years. During her tenure, she has grown the resources of the foundation, which was recently ranked seventh nationally among community college foundations. She is an early champion of the Rising Star Program, a two-year scholarship for second-tier high school graduates that provides resources for tuition, books and supplies. Her leadership and support helped raise more than $25 million—which has benefited more than 10,000 students to date. Other accomplishments:

  • Served on an international team that worked with more than 12 universities in seven African countries to share best practices in fundraising, alumni relations, communications and marketing
  • Named inaugural chair of the New Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee for CASE

Reid is nationally recognized for her commitment to advancement work and giving back to the profession as a teacher, writer and mentor. She is an active member of CASE and has served as a board member, conference leader and consultant.

CASE and Commonfund will recognize Carter and Reid during an awards luncheon April 19 at the 20th Annual Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations in Chicago, Ill.

The awards are underwritten by Commonfund, a nonprofit corporation that provides fund management services and investment advice to educational institutions, hospitals, foundations, and other nonprofits.

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