Nixon Foundation Appoints Nicole Parsons as Vice President for Development
July 20, 2017 – YORBA LINDA, CA – The Richard Nixon Foundation announced today that Nicole Parsons has joined the Foundation to plan, implement and oversee the Foundation’s advancement initiatives as Vice President for Development.
Parsons comes to the Nixon Foundation with a wealth of experience, having spent the last three years at Harvey Mudd College as the Associate Director of Development. She was instrumental in the Campaign for Harvey Mudd which raised $150 million-dollars for the college.
“We are thrilled to have Nicole on board,” said Bill Baribault, President and CEO of the Richard Nixon Foundation. “The addition of her leadership allows the Foundation to implement, grow and sustain our new forward-looking programs and initiatives.”
“Growing up in Yorba Linda, the Library was an important part of my youth,” said Parsons. “It’s exciting to be back home and have the special opportunity to engage and educate the current and future generations on President Nixon’s legacy and policies, which are as relevant today as they were during his time as President.”
Ms. Parsons began her career fundraising for the Republican Party and worked on the McCain for President Campaign in 2008. After her work in politics, she joined the Office of Advancement at Claremont McKenna College as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving where she successfully rebranded the Res Publica Society, whose donors contributed over 90% of the dollars raised for Claremont McKenna’s record breaking $635 million-dollar campaign, the largest in liberal arts college history.
She earned a master’s degree in business with an emphasis in nonprofit management from the Drucker Business School at Claremont Graduate University and holds a Bachelor of arts degree from University of California, San Diego.
Ms. Parsons is actively involved in the community. She is the founder and past-president of the North Orange County Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter, a member of the fund committee at the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Santa Ana, California, and serves as secretary on the parish council board at her church. She is also a past board member of Combat Veterans for Congress, PAC.
About the Richard Nixon Foundation
The Richard Nixon Foundation is a privately supported, nonprofit nonpartisan institution dedicated to informing and educating the public about the life, legacy, and times of the Thirty-Seventh President. The Foundation owns the 8.2-acre campus and buildings comprising the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and jointly operates the Library and Museum site with the National Archives. For more information, call 714 993-5075 or go to nixonfoundation.org.