Marianne Minton Bowes joins the University of Virginia as Associate Vice President, Health System Development effective November 2020. Bowes previously served as Senior Director of Development Mid-Atlantic & Southeast at Wake Forest University where she managed regional fundraising teams toward a $20M+ annual goal and served as an integral fundraiser for the $1 Billion Wake Will Lead Campaign that was successfully completed in 2020. Prior to Wake Forest, Bowes held senior fundraising positions for the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
As AVP, Health System Development Bowes will oversee the Cancer, Children’s, Healthcare Philanthropy, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing teams. She will play a critical part in building relationships and fundraising collaborations with faculty and senior leaders at UVA Health to execute on Dr. Craig Kent’s vision.
With a career spanning 15 years, Bowes brings a range of experience and qualities to UVA Health: leading gift officer teams to high performance, managing complex gifts across the institution, working strategically and productively with school and university leadership, managing remote teams, hunger for bold new challenges, and comfort with complexity.
Bowes holds a Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Memphis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Longwood University. She lives in the Richmond area with her husband, Mike, and stepchildren, Emma and Caedon in a 220 year old farmhouse that they renovated together in 2017.