Beth S. Dochinger, CFRE, has over thirty years of advancement experience in successfully raising gifts for capital projects; special initiatives through principal, major and planned giving; capital campaigns; and corporate and foundation support. She is currently senior director of development at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with the University of Cincinnati Foundation. She completed a bachelor of music degree in flute performance from the University of Michigan and a master of arts degree from the arts administration program at CCM. Since 2000, she has held a CFRE certification (certified fund raising executive) given to experienced fundraising professionals aspiring to the highest standards of ethics, competence, and service to the philanthropic sector.
For thirteen years, Ms. Dochinger held senior positions at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine for the School of Medicine priority projects, closing $5 to $8 million a year for capital projects with total gifts raised of over $20 million. During her tenure, the Fund surpassed its campaign goal of $2 billion as part of the Johns Hopkins University Knowledge for the World Campaign. As the inaugural associate vice president of major gifts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Institute closed a $10 million gift, the largest in its history. Now in her fourth year as chief fundraiser at CCM, in association with the dean and the development team, they have raised $42.9 million for the dean’s funding priorities and are in process of creating a strategic plan to raise $81 million for the upcoming university-wide multi-billion dollar campaign.
Previously, Ms. Dochinger performed professionally as a flutist with Jackie Davis, second harpist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the Greater Cincinnati area for 10 years. She is a Life Member of Girl Scouts of America and First Class scout and received the Young American Award from the Boy Scouts of America for outstanding achievement and service to the community.