Martha Keates Appointed Vice President

by Margo Tanenbaum

Martha H. Keates has been appointed vice president for development and college relations, after serving as the acting vice president since July 2001. Her career at Scripps spans seven-and-one-half years, with increasing levels of responsibility in areas of foundations and corporate relations, major and special gifts, planned giving, and management.

Keates supervises the offices of development, alumnae relations, and public relations and communication, with particular focus on the Campaign for the Scripps Woman, with a goal of $85 million by July 2004.

“Martha is an outstanding leader and the right person to take the College to a successful conclusion of the Campaign,” said President Nancy Y. Bekavac. “As someone who has done the job of almost everyone she supervises and done it superbly, she has the respect of us all.”

Prior to coming to Scripps, Keates was senior consultant to Donald A. Campbell and Company, Inc., in Orange County, serving various non-profit clients throughout the company’s western region. At the Claremont Graduate School from 1984 through 1989, she held directorships in alumni relations and the annual fund, corporate relations, and development.

Keates graduated cum laude in humanistic studies and music from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and lives in Claremont.