Marcy Engler has been named executive director of development for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, effective May 1. In her new role at NC State, she will work with volunteer, college and university leaders to plan, implement and oversee a long-range development program to support the vision and funding priorities of the college.
Engler comes to NC State from Yale University, where she serves as associate director of major gifts. Most recently, she supervised a team of 14 volunteers and managed relationships with 250 major gift prospects within Yale’s current $3.5 billion capital campaign framework. She also cultivated and solicited six- and seven-figure gifts, resulting in new donations of more than $25.5 million. She was responsible for advancing one of Yale’s top donor relationships from initial cultivation through an outright $50 million donation that established the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Engler holds an M.B.A. from Yale and graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in English.