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Job Title: Senior Director of Development & Team Lead

Organization: Oklahoma State University Foundation

Degree/s: Bachelor's degree in journalism and master's degree in English

Diane Crane leads the development team for the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University Foundation and is responsible for leadership gift and major gift fundraising for the school. She joined the OSU Foundation in January 2011. Ms. Crane began her advancement career at Texas Christian University, first in communications (1985-1989) and then as director of prospect research (1989-1996). She joined the consulting firm Bentz Whaley Flessner in 1996 and spent nine years as a fundraising consultant to universities, hospitals and other nonprofits throughout the United States. In 2005, she became vice present of development at Cook Children’s Health Foundation in Fort Worth, and then from 2008-2010 served as campaign director at the University of North Texas. Diane has been a presenter at APRA and CASE conferences for many years and was a board member for the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism (1983) and a master’s in English (1991) from Texas Christian University.

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