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Melanie J. Norton, CFRE

Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

E-mail: melanienorton@depauw.edu
Phone: 765-658-4212

Melanie Norton assumed the position of Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement at DePauw University on June 1, 2013.  Prior to her recent appointment, Melanie was a consultant with Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, a full-service philanthropic consulting firm in Indianapolis.   During her time at JGA, Melanie consulted on all phases of philanthropic work including feasibility studies, capital campaigns, quantitative and qualitative analyses, and major gift and development plan creation.  Before her time in consulting, Melanie served as the Director of Gift Planning at DePauw from 2007-2011, Director of Major and Planned Gifts at Franklin College from 2001-2007, and as an AVP in the Retail and Trust & Investment Advisors divisions of Fifth Third Bank for seven years.  

Melanie holds an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a B.A. from Franklin College.  She is currently the Treasurer of the national board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP), the organization serving the more than 10,000 individuals across the nation whose work involves charitable gift planning.  She is past president and board member of the Planned Giving Group of Indiana, the Rotary Club of Indianapolis – Sunrise, and previously served on the board of the Independent College Advancement Associates as well as several other volunteer and social service organizations.