Thank you for visiting the Office of Institutional Advancement at Paine College.

The Office of Institutional Advancement secures resources needed to support and advance the mission and vision of Paine College. These resources include securing funding for student scholarships and student support services, endowment, strengthening and expanding academic programs, faculty support, research, capital improvements, and technological improvements. In addition to fundraising and development, the Office of Institutional Advancement also provides services in a variety of other areas, including:

  • Alumni Relations
  • Annual Fund
  • Planned Giving
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Acknowledgement and Stewardship of Gifts
  • Database Management
  • Prospect Research
  • Proposal Writing
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Community Outreach
The Office of Institutional Advancement accomplishes its fundraising and “friend-raising” goals by building and strengthening relationships with the College’s internal and external constituents, to include faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, friends, supporters, churches, foundations, corporations, and governmental agencies. The Office of Institutional Advancement also works closely with the college’s leadership team, to include the president, to accomplish its goals and objectives.

We will achieve this by working with our visionary leader Dr. Samuel Sullivan who has set an agenda that has created an atmosphere of academic excellence.

We invite you to take an opportunity to explore Institutional Advancement's website and to examine opportunities where the institution AND YOU can partner to create opportunities for our students, faculty and staff.

For more information about Institutional Advancement’s fundraising campaigns and initiatives, as well as special events at Paine College, please contact our office at (706)821-8233.

Sunya L. "Suny" Young
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office: (706)821-8233
Cell: (803)603-7360
syoung@paine.edu

Helene Carter
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office: (703)821-8232
Cell: (803)664-0080
hcarter@paine.edu

Tonya Williams
Director of Communications and Marketing
Office: (706)396-7591
Cell: (706)691-2956
tjwilliams@paine.edu

Brittini Houston
Donor Relations and Database Manager
Office: (706)821-8233
Cell: (706)910-8167
bhouston@paine.edu