Title: Vice president of development for The Scripps Research
Institute (TSRI) and senior vice president for development for The Scripps
Foundation for Medicine and Science, which promotes philanthropic support
of both the Scripps Health system and TSRI.
Duties: Leading TSRI's development team; planning, managing,
and executing TSRI's fundraising efforts; representing TSRI as part of
the foundation's senior management.
Started at TSRI: August 2002.
Background: Twelve years in the development field, including
positions as director of corporate and foundation relations at The University
of Georgia and assistant vice president of corporate and foundation relations
at The University of Iowa Foundation. Other relevant experience includes
bench research in biochemistry and positions promoting regional economic
Education: B.A. with a focus on chemistry, psychology, and mathematics
at Mississippi State College for Women; M.S. in biochemistry, Purdue University;
M.S. in urban and regional planning, The University of Iowa.
Attraction to the Position at TSRI: "For me, this is a great
opportunity to concentrate on fundraising for basic science, one of my
first loves. In addition, I look forward to expanding my responsibilities
to include individual as well as corporate and foundation giving, and
to work for a private, rather than public, nonprofit institution."
First Impressions of TSRI: "I am enjoying learning about the
impressive, cutting-edge research at TSRI. I'm also pleased to join the
excellent development staff here and look forward to working with them."
Extracurriculars: Collecting Zuni art, hiking, swimming, reading.
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Patt Cain is enjoying learning about "the impressive, cutting-edge
research at TSRI." Photo by Jason S. Bardi.