Nathan A. Moore is being named to the new position of director of corporate and foundation relations at the Mississippi State University Foundation.
In addition to leading the coordination and implementation of the major gifts area, he will serve as a liaison to various campus units while working to secure funds for the ongoing capital campaign.
Known as "Infinite Impact," the campaign is nearing the $410 million mark of a $600 million goal.
"Nathan's previous experience in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts from corporations and foundations will be invaluable for Mississippi State in this newly created role," said Jack McCarty, the foundation's development director.
A two-degree MSU graduate, Moore has served since 2008 as development director for the College of Architecture, Art and Design.
In making the announcement Friday [May 2], McCarty said Moore's experience and knowledge "will make him a great asset to our development team in this specific capacity as he works with internal and external constituents." He noted that Moore's campus career has involved considerable work with corporations and foundations.
Prior to joining the foundation, Moore directed orientation and on-campus events for MSU's Office of Admissions and Scholarships. Also an enrollment counselor in that office, he is a Starkville native who holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's in public policy and administration.
Last month, he was an inclusion in the Mississippi Business Journal's 2014 "Top 40 Under 40" program that annually recognizes state residents who have established themselves as community and business leaders before the age of 40.
In addition to expressing appreciation and excitement about his new duties, Moore said the position has been designed to provide "another avenue to engage with friends and partners in the corporate and foundation world to advance our university."
McCarty said corporate and private foundation support typically makes up a sizeable portion of funds the MSU Foundation raises annually. Many corporations also match their employees' gifts, he added.
Moore said one of his immediate goals will be to initiate a more unified experience for these groups in their interactions with the university.