Director of Development, Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Bethany Solomon joined the Joint Development Office in September 2019 as the inaugural Director of Development for the Cancer Center. In this role, Bethany oversees the comprehensive fundraising efforts for the Cancer Center, including the Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center who are responsible for the execution of the annual Prouty and several other key programs throughout the year.
Bethany most recently served as the Associate Dean of Biomedical Advancement at Brown University where she oversaw the advancement efforts of the Medical School and the Brown Institute for Translational Sciences. In this role, Bethany was responsible developing and executing strategy to raise $300M in Brown’s $3B comprehensive campaign, including several seven and eight-figure gifts. Under her leadership, the Division of Biology and Medicine successfully raised $175M towards the $300M goal keeping pace with the campaign timeline.
During her tenure at Brown, Bethany oversaw a team focused on leadership and major giving, the Brown Medical Annual Fund, alumni and parent relations as well as stewardship and communications within the Division of Biology and Medicine. Throughout her career, Bethany has remained dedicated to advancing support for higher education and the development of innovative research outcomes.
Prior to joining Brown, Bethany served as a development officer at Yale University for four years. Bethany is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and received an MBA from the University of New Haven.