Biography

The Director of Annual Giving administers and coordinates the College’s ongoing philanthropic efforts to secure annual financial support from alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, businesses, and friends to help sustain the overall operations of the institution. The Director oversees the Emory & Henry Fund, the I-HEY athletic giving program, the Patrick Henry Society and numerous other outreach programs such as phonathons, class agents, the Student Advancement Council and the Young Alumni Council. The Director of Annual Giving reports to the College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and is housed in the J. Stuart French House.

Educational Background

Ronan D. King, a native Bristolian with almost 20 years of fundraising and development experience to her credit, serves Emory & Henry College as its Director of Annual Giving. She holds a BA in English and Sociology from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Ronan is an active community leader and volunteer with affiliations such as the Junior League of Bristol, CASA For Kids, the Stone Castle Rejuvenation Committee, and the Bristol Tennessee PTA Council. She serves on the Massengill-DeFriece Foundation, the Bristol Tennessee City School Foundation , the Bristol Organizations Board of Directors and is a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.