Beth began her career in development in 1991. She spent 7½ years in health care development, including five years as assistant director and later director of development for community hospitals in North Carolina. In these positions, Beth gained experience in events, planned giving, faculty/staff campaigns, major gifts, annual giving, and volunteer management. In addition, she has worked as director of major gifts at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and assistant dean for development and alumni affairs at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication before being asked to take over UNC’s annual fund in 2003. After her appointment as director of the annual fund, UNC’s annual fund saw an increase of 37% in dollars raised over four fiscal years.