Jefferson Community College Announces Appointment of Foundation Director

August 15, 2013

Jefferson Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia M. Dewey, Clayton, to the position of college development officer for the Jefferson Community College (JCC) Foundation. 

As executive director of the JCC Foundation, Ms. Dewey will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic advancement objectives for the College relating to annual, major gifts, capital and planned giving programs; grant coordination and alumni programming.    

Ms. Dewey is a graduate of Jefferson with degrees in both business administration and paralegal studies.

Since 2007, Ms. Dewey has been employed by the Town of Clayton, serving as executive assistant to the town supervisor and as the grant administrator. In January 2012, Ms. Dewey was also appointed as the Town of Clayton’s director of finance and human resources.  In these capacities, Ms. Dewey manages day-to-day operations, oversees personnel and accounting functions, assists the town supervisor with development and administration of a $6 million budget, develops grant proposals, and creates community newsletters. She has successfully written and administered fifteen grant proposals for the Town of Clayton including a $544,251 NYSERDA marketing grant, a $388,342 NYS Parks grant and a $213,344 NYS Department of State grant.

Additionally, Alicia owns her own consulting business which provides grant writing services and assistance with business and marketing plan development for small businesses and non-profit organizations.

In 2008, Ms. Dewey co-founded the Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization (TIYLO), leading the organization from a concept to a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization of volunteers. As chairman of the TIYLO, Ms. Dewey has lead mission and strategic planning efforts, managed the fiscal operations, recruited volunteers and coordinated numerous fundraising activities and events that benefit several local non-for-profit organizations and the community at large.

Alicia currently serves on the River Hospital Board of Trustees and as a steering committee member of the “We LIVE NY” committee, and is a member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department and the Klock-Smith Post 1788 American Legion Auxiliary. She previously served on the Thousand Island Museum Board.  

In 2009, Alicia was recognized by the Greater Watertown Jaycees with the Young Professionals Award for Civic Engagement and also by the Watertown Daily Times who named Alicia among “Forty Leaders under Forty” in 2009. Alicia completed the Jefferson Leadership Institute in 2008.

“We are thrilled to have an alumnus of Jefferson who continued her education, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, come back to Jefferson in the role of college development officer,” said Carole A. McCoy, president of Jefferson Community College. “Alicia’s enthusiasm for the College combined with her professional experience places her perfectly in the role of leading our fundraising efforts within our community.”

In addition to her associate degrees from Jefferson Community College, Ms. Dewey holds both a bachelor of arts degree and a master of education degree from St. Lawrence University. 

Ms. Dewey’s first day at Jefferson Community College will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

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