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Thomas College Hires Chelsea Moeller as new Vice President for Advancement MacKenzie Riley Young | July 13, 2022

WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2022 — Well-known philanthropy professional Chelsea Moeller has joined Thomas College as the new Vice President for Advancement this month.

Moeller is highly regarded in the Greater Kennebec Valley region for her leadership and success on multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns.

Moeller most recently served as the Director of Donor Engagement and Capital Projects for the Children’s Center, an early intervention and family support services organization for children with special needs based in Augusta, Maine, where she successfully completed a $5.3 million capital campaign.

Moeller has also served as of Director of Donor Engagement at Kennebec Valley Humane Society, and she has held many positions within the Philanthropy Office of MaineGeneral Health, where she helped raise 12 million dollars for MaineGeneral’s new regional hospital.

In 2018, Moeller was selected as one of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s 40 under 40, an award recognizing future leaders within the healthcare development community.

Moeller holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology/Anthropology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

“We are incredibly proud and excited for Chelsea to join the team at Thomas College,” said Thomas College President Laurie G. Lachance. “Her energy, talent, and passion are contagious and will be such an incredible asset to supporting the growth and success of our students and our College.”

At Thomas College, Moeller will focus on strategic oversight of advancement goals to help ensure financial access to Thomas College education through scholarship support as well as institutional sustainability through endowment growth that will provide long-term stability for the College.

“The mission, culture, and leadership at Thomas have put it at the top of my hoped-for career aspirations for years. Ensuring that higher education is not only financially feasible but also accessible in every sense, transforms lives,” said Moeller. “Thomas understands and prioritizes classroom readiness with real world experience and exposure, leading to career clarity and job placement. Thomas has launched or augmented so many meaningful careers here in Maine. I’m fortunate to have had a number of impactful mentors and the vast majority have ties to Thomas and credit it with furthering their own ambitions and ability to lead wherever they are.”

Moeller is a proud resident of Maine where she lives with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Moeller joined the Thomas College community on July 11.

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