Cynthia Brandt Stover Is Campaign Director
Cynthia Brandt Stover joined the Smithsonian Campaign Sept. 30 as Campaign Director. She brings to the position more than 15 years experience in fundraising, campaign leadership and external affairs. She comes from Mills College, in Oakland, Ca., where she was vice president for institutional advancement. At Mills, she increased annual giving, tripled major gift solicitations and closed principal gifts while working closely with the president and trustees on policy and organizational strategy. Previously, she held leadership positions for 10 years at Stanford University and taught sociology. She has a master’s and doctorate in sociology from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree in English and fine arts from Vanderbilt University.