Andrea N. Smith Joins Scholarship America as Vice President, Development

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, announced today that Andrea N. Smith has joined the organization as Vice President, Development.

Andrea Smith, Vice President, DevelopmentSmith joins the team from Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, where she most recently served as Managing Director, Major Gifts.  Smith started her career as a program coordinator with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  She also served as Director of Business Development, Coordinator of the Atlanta Labor Day Telethon, and Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association before moving to Grady Health Foundation, where she served as Major Gifts Officer and then Director of Development.

“Andrea’s experience will be invaluable to Scholarship America,” said Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO. “She has successfully managed multi-million dollar campaigns, special events, fundraising programs and special projects that have driven significant impact to mission.  In her new role, she will be responsible for meeting or exceeding fundraising goals and initiatives for Scholarship America.”

“I am very excited to be a part of such an amazing organization. I have a great team around me and together we will forward the mission of Scholarship America,” Smith said.

Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia College & State University with majors in Business Management and Computer Based Information Systems. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


Pam Carlson

About Scholarship America
For nearly 60 years, Scholarship America has worked directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to empower people to fulfill their college dreams. As the nation’s largest private education support organization, having distributed over $3.7 billion to more than 2.3 million students, Scholarship America is now working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment. More information is available at or by following @scholamerica.

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