Dianna Civello is Trocaire’s New Executive Director of Advancement

Dianna Civello, a fundraising professional with more than 20 years of experience, is now at the helm of Trocaire College’s advancement efforts.

Trocaire’s 2020 Strategic Plan notes the importance of the college’s long-term sustainability through enhanced fundraising efforts and community partnerships.  In her role of executive director of advancement, Civello’s responsibilities include the oversight and management of the college’s fundraising team to expand community support and engage alumni and donors in fulfilling the college’s promise of helping students build careers of achievement and lives of purpose.

“As an educator first and foremost, I believe that the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy to ‘meet the unmet need’ aligns profoundly with my core values,” Civello said. “It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this thriving and nurturing community, and to help move it forward as the college’s chief fundraising executive.”

Civello’s experience in the institutional advancement field includes 13 years executing multiple, successful fundraising initiatives in various roles at Canisius College, including director of development for major gifts, interim vice president for institutional advancement and associate vice president for advancement.

Prior to that, Civello served as director of development at Buffalo Seminary for seven years, and taught Spanish at Nichols School.

“We are fortunate to have Dianna on board guiding our efforts in advancement, fundraising and stewardship,” said Trocaire President Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D. “Her work will be key as we look to build on our legacy as an opportunity college and strengthen Trocaire’s future in the Western New York region as a leader in accessible, career-focused higher education.”