Colleen Smith

Deputy Director and Director of Development

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Colleen Smith is a long-standing figure in the field of development and fundraising in the Commonwealth. She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She has held pivotal roles around Virginia for over 25 years, focusing on the expansion of deserving programs like the restoration of James Madison's Montpelier, Ash Lawn Opera, Tandem Friends School, and the University of Virginia's Darden School and McIntire School.

Colleen is currently the deputy director and director of development for the Sorensen Institute, where she continues to focus on the health and well-being of its operations.

She and her husband Bob have been married for 39 years and have two daughters, four grandchildlren, and an abundance of chickens at their Albemarle County home.

(434) 982-4910, cms3q@virginia.edu

Featured Alumni

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    John Cosgrove

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 1998

    John serves in the Virginia House of Delegates where he represents the 78th District. He is also a former member of the Sorensen Institute's State Advisory Board.