Interim Vice President for the Geisel / Dartmouth-Hitchcock Joint Development Office
Patricia (Trish) Jackson has over 30 years of advancement experience, most recently as chief of staff for the advancement division at Dartmouth College. Previously, she served as executive director of college and foundation partnerships at the Fullbridge Program in Cambridge, Mass., where she sought to embed the company’s programs at colleges and universities throughout the world, and coordinated with philanthropic partners to ensure that no one was denied access to career-readiness programs due to financial constraints.
In February 2013, Trish completed her eight-year tenure as vice president for development at Smith College where she managed all fundraising initiatives including the $450 million Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith, oversaw executive education, and served as an ex officio member of the Smith College Alumnae Association Board of Directors. Prior to joining Smith in 2005, Trish was associate vice president for development at Dartmouth College, and served as vice president for education at CASE from 1998-2001, where she also served as the primary philanthropic spokesperson for the organization. Trish has also served on the development staffs of Wheaton, Mount Holyoke, Claremont McKenna and Scripps colleges.
She is an alumna of Scripps College, where she served a decade as an Alumna Trustee, and has her MBA with an emphasis in economics of non-profits from the Drucker School of Management at The Claremont Graduate University. She currently serves on the boards of Christ Church at Dartmouth College; Global Grassroots; National Priorities Project; and as chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly School of Philanthropy.