Liz Bowie heads a team of fundraising professionals at the University of Aberdeen Development Trust, responsible for direct fundraising, donor care, marketing and operational support.
Liz joined the University in 1999, having previously worked for Scottish and Southern Energy. Liz worked initially as Consultancy Manager in the Research and Innovation team, engaging academics in short term projects with industry. In 2004 she joined the Development Trust working in the area of corporate fundraising. She then held the position of Associate Director of Operations before moving to Director of Development.
The University of Aberdeen’s Sixth Century Campaign successfully achieved its target of £150million, which included the flagship Sir Duncan Rice Library. The Development Trust is now focusing its fundraising around three priority areas: Patronage of Our Students, Progress of Our Innovation and Preservation of Our Heritage. There are a number of fundraising projects within each area, and a variety of ways to provide support.