Marianne E. Lord was appointed Vice President of Advancement, effective September 2011. A longtime leader in institutional advancement and philanthropy, Lord most recently served as associate dean of Institutional Advancement at Boston College Law School. At BC, she participated in transforming the development program, restructuring the BC Law Alumni Association, and creating BC's first planned giving program. Lord is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Planned Giving Group of New England, the Association of American Law Schools' Institutional Advancement Program Committee, the Friday Forum and Women in Development. Prior to BC, she worked at Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she developed a new program as the director of trust and estate gift plans, and helped to plan and execute four major capital campaigns. Lord holds a B.A. and M.A. from Boston College.