Sigmon Joins Institutional Advancement Division
WINTERVILLE—Georgia “Beth” Sigmon has joined Pitt Community College’s Institutional Advancement Division to help the PCC Foundation raise funding for student scholarships and educational activities.
As Director of Development/Campaign Manager, Sigmon will look to secure major gifts and help raise money for construction of the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Center for Student Advancement. She is also developing an annual fundraising plan that encompasses planned giving, PCC alumni and retiree contributions, major gifts, and contributions from current faculty and staff.
Sigmon says her role with Pitt is similar to her previous job as senior administrator/major gifts officer with Vidant Health Foundation, where she worked 15 years. She joined PCC in March and says students and coworkers have been appreciative of her efforts and excited about her successes.
“The most important thing about my position is that we all have the same goal: make students’ lives better …,” she said.
Sigmon says her greatest challenge will be helping current and potential donors understand how much their gifts mean to the PCC Foundation and the more than 23,000 students the college serves each year in credit and non-credit programs.
“… People need to know all the good we are doing for the students and how we truly need help to continue building lives and giving students of all ages a chance to be successful,” she says.
A Meredith College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and Art, Sigmon has also earned the Duke Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and a certificate from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Institute/Madison Wisconsin School of Business. In addition to serving on Southern Bank’s advisory board, her professional background includes 10 years as a marketing analyst with Vidant Health Marketing.
Sigmon, a native of Smithfield, and her husband, Ken, have a son, Cam, two dogs (Zowee and Elsa) and a “grand-dog” (Miranda). She says she and her husband enjoy the mountains of North Carolina and visit the western part of the state “as often as possible.”