Patt Cain

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 development.

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.





Patt Cain is enjoying learning about "the impressive, cutting-edge research at TSRI." Photo by Jason S. Bardi.