Virginia Wesleyan Names New Vice President for Advancement

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Kimberley J. Hammer Esq. brings 28 years of development experience to the University


Kim HammerUniversity News | August 10, 2020

Virginia Wesleyan University has named Kimberley J. Hammer Esq. as its new vice president for advancement/special assistant to the president effective November 1, President Scott D. Miller has announced. 

“Kim is an accomplished academic leader who brings a proven track record in all areas of advancement,” said Dr. Miller. “She brings a breadth of experience, talent and strategic thinking to this important role.”

Hammer comes to Virginia Wesleyan from Carlow University, where she has served as vice president for advancement since 2016. During her 28-year career in advancement, she has also served as vice president for development at Robert Morris University, director of development at The Pittsburgh Promise, executive vice president for development at the Children's Hospital Foundation of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and vice president for development and donor services at the Pittsburgh Foundation. Prior to that, she was an attorney at Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney.

She earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. A member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh, Hammer is also active in her community as a board member for Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh and a former board member of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Hammer and her husband Ted are parents to twin sons, Blake and Trent. She enjoys gardening, cooking, walking and golf.