KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — The American College of Financial Services recently announced Carol Parlin Prushan as Senior Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations. Working closely with The College’s Executive Leadership team, Prushan will shape the advancement strategy of The College as the institution moves into its next 100 years.
Building meaningful relationships across constituent groups is a major aim of The College as it forges the path toward its Centennial in 2027, connections that will be the cornerstone of its future. The College’s network of corporate partners, individual donors, alumni and professional organizations are just a few of the groups that make up the core supporters of its strategic initiatives. Prushan will be key in nurturing those relationships and continuing to build meaningful pathways.
As SVP of Advancement and Alumni Relations, Prushan will be a member of The College’s Executive Leadership Team. Starting from September 18, Prushan will report directly to President and CEO George Nichols III, CAP®.
Prushan will direct the integration of annual College-wide fundraising efforts and lead an alumni relations program that fosters connectivity with The College’s mission and provides opportunities for deeper networking and idea sharing to support the profession’s growth.
“Carol is a highly trusted, respected, and valued leader with excellent judgement and unwavering integrity,” said Nichols. “We look forward to the renewed energy and vision she will bring to The College’s fundraising and networking strategy as we bring forth our refreshed brand and strategic areas of focus to all our constituents and build new pathways.”
Prushan comes to The College with over 30 years’ experience as an advancement professional, serving vulnerable communities and impacting social change. She has expertise in fundraising, Board relations, leadership, cultural transformation, revenue expansion and optimization, community engagement, and strategic planning and event management.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues at The College to help solidify its future as a leader in financial services education,” said Prushan. “This is an exciting time to be a part of this storied institution, working with our community of stakeholders to shape the next century of the industry and its professionals.”
Most recently, Prushan served as Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Einstein Healthcare Network, an independent academic medical center primarily serving the poorest community in Philadelphia. At Einstein Healthcare Network, Carol was instrumental in The Einstein Campaign raising $167M, exceeding the initial goal of $100M, and grew their annual campaign from $3M to $10M.
Prushan graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management Information Systems. She contributes to and participates in many organizations such as The Forum of Executive Women, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.