Laine Norton

Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement

Laine Norton

Laine Norton has broad experience in creating effective development strategies and collaborating with deans, department heads, and other campus leaders to cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors. She has served for the past four years as the assistant dean for advancement and external affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, leading a team that saw more than $50 million in growth in commitments as part of the Forever Orange campaign.

Norton will provide strategic and operational leadership for IC’s development and alumni engagement initiatives. This includes educating and engaging all stakeholders in the community — faculty, staff, students, alumni, board members, and senior administrators — in development efforts. She will identify and cultivate opportunities for alumni participation across the college and implement key engagement and fundraising metrics.

Norton began her advancement career in 2011 at the University of Nebraska Foundation, serving from 2015-19 as senior director of development in the College of Business. In that role she oversaw a team of fundraisers while maintaining a portfolio of major gift prospects and working with campus officials to articulate a vision for growing resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska.

“I believe in the transformational properties of higher education and the essential role philanthropy plays in achieving and maintaining progress,” Norton said. “I am enthusiastic and strive to prioritize maximum impact, while emphasizing donor priorities. I am excited to become a part of the Ithaca College team.”

Learn more about Philanthropy and Engagement at Ithaca College here.