Rollins Expands Development Team

Kimberly Fulghum

Kimberly Fulghum has joined Rollins as assistant director of development.

She oversees stewardship, donor relations, and cultivation of new prospects interested in supporting students and faculty as part of the team led by ­Kathryn H. Graves 93MPH, associate dean for development and external relations.

Rollins is a natural fit for Fulghum, who has a strong interest in applying her skills to improve human welfare. Before joining Rollins, she served as the fund-raising officer for the Atlanta office of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where she increased unrestricted giving, secured new grants and sponsorships from corporations and foundations, and established an advisory board. She also mentored student interns from Rollins' Hubert Fellowship program and Emory's Ethics and Servant Leadership program and partnered on RSPH and School of Medicine events.

"I developed a great deal of respect for students, staff, and faculty and how Rollins and Emory reach out to collaborate with other institutions in Atlanta," says Fulghum.

An Atlanta native, Fulghum spent her formative years in San Francisco and majored in English literature at the University of Washington. After completing a master's degree in Anglo-Irish literature at University College Dublin, she moved to Costa Rica, and later, Nicaragua, where she taught English at a university.

Her development career began in Atlanta, where in 2001 Fulghum served as Trees Atlanta's membership director. Over the years, however, public health issues have drawn her interest and volunteer time. In 2003, she returned to Nicaragua, where she directed a research project into child malnutrition in Puerto Cabezas, located on the country's remote Atlantic Coast. Here in Atlanta, she has served as a medical interpreter for health care clinics where Latina women received free pap smears, mammograms, and blood pressure screenings. All of these experiences have shaped her worldview of people, communities, and populations.

"That's one of the reasons I chose to come to Rollins," she says. "Here I can use my skills as a development professional to advance the work the school is doing, locally and internationally."—Pam Auchmutey

To learn more about giving opportunities to support ­students and faculty, contact Kimberly Fulghum at 404-727-8842 or


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RSPH campaign surpasses $165 million

Since reaching our $150 million Campaign Emory goal a year ago, the RSPH has continued to attract transformative gifts from generous donors.

To date, we have raised more than $165 million—more than 110% of our goal. Campaign Emory officially concludes on December 31. If you are among the many who helped us reach our goal—thank you!

If not, there's still time to be part of the RSPH's largest fund-raising initiative. To learn more, visit To make a gift, contact Kathryn H. Graves, Associate Dean for Development and External Relations, at 404-727-3352 or

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