"Transformative environmental science is happening at UMCES."
Lois Colaprete, Vice President for Advancement for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, brings 26 years of fund-raising experience in the non-profit development field with a specialization in board development, fundraising infrastructure, and systems and planning strategies. As a member of the UMCES executive leadership team, she is responsible for leading development activities across the institution and plays a pivotal role in identifying partner and funding opportunities to support priority areas and pursuing diverse funding sources to sustain major initiatives.
Colaprete has served as executive director of The Salisbury School Educational Foundation and director of advancement for The Salisbury School since 2013. Prior to joining the school, she worked as a consultant and educator in the areas of nonprofit institutional capacity building, fundraising, board development, and strategic planning. In the Chesapeake region, she has worked as a consultant with ShoreRivers, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, and other environmental and community organizations. She began her advancement career with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and served as President of the Illinois Chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.