Princeton, NJ, March 14, 2014–Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaime Zamparelli as its new Vice President for Advancement, effective April 1. She will provide leadership in encouraging alumni/ae and friends of the Seminary to participate in its mission to serve the church and the world. She will oversee a reconfigured Department of Advancement and shape the Seminary’s fundraising strategy. In her role on the executive council she will share in the overall leadership of the institution. 

jaime zamparelliMs. Zamparelli comes to Princeton Seminary from the Office of Development at Princeton University, where she worked as Associate Director of Capital Giving for nine years (2005–2014). In this role she achieved an impressive record of success in cultivating major gift donors, training and managing teams of volunteers, planning events for alumni/ae and friends, and developing strategy for fundraising initiatives. Prior to her work at Princeton University, she served as Program Officer and then Development Officer for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (2001–2005). 

Ms. Zamparelli earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from New York University and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She has a passion for athletics and is a dabbling photographer who enjoys travel and good meals—she especially loves the way food brings people together. Jaime and her husband and their two children reside in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.