ITHF names Frost CDO
NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announced the appointment of Christine Frost to the new position of chief development officer. Frost comes to the Hall of Fame with more than twenty years of experience in fundraising, strategic planning and marketing. For the past 11 years, she has been an integral part of the Office of University Advancement at Brown University, most recently serving as associate director, regional development. For nearly a decade prior, Frost worked in direct marketing at several global marketing agencies, including McCann Relationship Marketing and J. Walter Thompson Direct.
Christine Frost, Chief Development Officer, ITHF
In her new role Frost will be responsible for developing donor relationships, leading targeted fundraising campaigns, and advancing the organization’s annual fund, planned giving and membership programs. These fundraising programs support the Hall of Fame in the growth and maintenance of an extensive tennis Museum and archives, preservation of the buildings and grounds, which are a National Historic Landmark, and various other programs to support the non-profit’s mission to preserve the history of the tennis, honor the greatest champions of the sport, and inspire future generations.
“We are delighted to welcome Christine to the International Tennis Hall of Fame,” said Mark L. Stenning, CEO. “Between the effective skills she has shown in fundraising and development, and her enthusiasm for our mission, we are confident she will play a key role in the organization’s growth.”
During her tenure at Brown University, Frost served as a senior fundraiser throughout the highly successful seven-year Boldly Brown Campaign, which raised $1.6 billion, significantly exceeding the original goal of $1.4 billion. She oversaw a staff of seven development professionals with a collective annual fundraising goal of $20 million and responsibility for relationships with more than 800 donors. In addition, Frost personally managed 110 major and principal gift prospects, annually exceeding personal fundraising goals of $5 million. Prior to beginning her role as associate director in 2005, Frost was a senior development officer for five years, during which time she managed a portfolio of 250 major gift prospects in the $100,000 to $5 million range. Frost was recruited to the university’s development team in April 2000, after having worked as an events consultant at the university for one year.
Prior to her move to fundraising and development, Frost worked in account management at several global marketing agencies. She held the role of account supervisor at McCann Relationship Marketing, the direct marketing arm of McCann-Erickson, where she managed acquisition and retention direct marketing for UPS in Asia and South and Central America. Prior to that position, she was a senior account executive for J. Walter Thompson Direct, where she managed the implementation of a new campaign targeting the college market for Sprint Telecommunications.
Frost is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. She resides in Newport, R.I. with her husband and their two children. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, R.I.
About the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
Established in 1954, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide, and enshrining tennis heroes and heroines with the highest honor in the sport of tennis- induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1986, the International Tennis Federation, the governing body of tennis, officially recognized the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum as the sport’s official Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on a six-acre property that features an extensive Museum chronicling the history of the sport and honoring the 220 Hall of Famers; 13 grass tennis courts and an indoor tennis facility that are open to the public and to a club membership; a rare Court Tennis facility; and an historic 297-seat theatre. Annually in July, the venue hosts the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the Van Alen Cup, an ATP World Tour event. The buildings and grounds, which were constructed in 1880 by McKim, Mead & White to serve as a social club for Newport’s summer residents, are renowned for their incredible architecture and preservation. The facility was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is supported by Official Partners including BNP Paribas, Campbell Soup Company, Chubb Personal Insurance, Kia Motors and Rolex Watch USA. For information on the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and its programs, call 401-849-3990 or visit us online.
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