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UNH Names Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

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12/7/2012 12:00 AM
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Dec. 7, 2012

Linda Seligson, features Linda F. Seligson

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Linda F. Seligson of Riverdale, N.Y., has been named director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of New Haven. Seligson previously was the director of development at The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). 

During her career, she has secured more than $35 million in major gifts and grant funding from federal, state and city governments as well as foundations and corporations.

“Linda brings a tremendous amount of experience to her new position at UNH,” says Richard Tuchman, vice president for university advancement.  “Her expertise will help the university continue and expand its fundraising momentum.”

The newly created position will  establish and build long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector. 

Before working at NYAM, Seligson served as the director of development at The Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program and The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale. She also served as director of grants administration and analysis at Westchester Medical Center, and director of program development for Elmhurst Hospital Center of The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

She is a member of Women in Development, Association of Fundraising Professionals, American Association of Grant Professionals, Women’s Health Network, Women’s Monetary Partnership, New York Society of Association Executives and the Women in Health Care Management. 

Seligson provides pro bono fundraising and marketing services to small community-based organizations, and is a certified rape counselor volunteer at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, she serves on the boards of the Westchester Children’s Association; SHAREing & CAREing, a community-based organization that offers outreach and education for the general public and advocacy for survivors of breast cancer; and MCCNY Charities.

She was recently elected a member of The New York Academy of Medicine, and is on the faculty of the George Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Seligson received her B.A. in psychology and early childhood education from The State University College at New Paltz, and a master’s degree in health services administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. 

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.