Emalee S. Rose begins her appointment on Sept. 1
by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary | Special to Presbyterian News Service
LOUISVILLE — Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Emalee S. Rose as the new vice president for the Office of Philanthropy & Stewardship, effective Sept. 1.
In this key leadership role, Rose will oversee and provide strategic direction to the Seminary’s fundraising efforts, donor relations, and stewardship initiatives. Rose brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy and fundraising.
A graduate of Alma College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology, she has a proven track record of success, having held several pivotal roles at both Alma College and Northwood University.
As the vice president for Philanthropy and Stewardship, Rose will be responsible for guiding and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies that align with Louisville Seminary’s vision and values. She will collaborate closely with the development team, board members, and other stakeholders to foster a culture of philanthropy and stewardship within the Seminary community. Moreover, Rose will play a pivotal role in ensuring the sustainability and growth of scholarships, programs, and resources that empower the institution to fulfill its mission of preparing individuals for effective ministry and service.
Sherie Veramay, senior director of Planned Giving at Alma College, said, “Emalee brings a strong commitment to best practices, enhanced by her values-based approach to philanthropy and her extensive experience in alum engagement. I have most enjoyed Emalee’s collaborative nature. Working closely with her on many significant fundraising and engagement events has enabled me to see her skills and expertise firsthand. I have no doubt that she is the right person at the right time for the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I shall miss her. She is the finest of colleagues.”
“I worked with Emalee and can personally attest to her character, integrity, organization, and principled leadership grounded in practical experience. Emalee’s diverse background within fundraising, alum relations, and higher education will allow her to effectively support Louisville Seminary’s mission to proclaim the Gospel, to care for all, and to work for justice in communities everywhere. Congratulations to all involved on the appointment of Emalee in this role,” said Justin Marshall, chief development and engagement officer at Northwood University.
“I am extremely excited to partner with Emalee to share the story of Louisville Seminary. She is a dynamic, creative, and thoughtful leader who is uniquely qualified to lead our Office of Philanthropy & Stewardship during this season at LPTS,” said Louisville Seminary President Andrew Pomerville. “She has a track record of success in fundraising and wholly embraces the Whosoever commitment to community, justice, and inclusion. She is exactly the person we need at LPTS, and I am thankful God has called her and her family to Louisville!”
“I am incredibly excited to step into the role,” Rose said. “The institutional principles of scholarship, community, justice and the Whosoever commitment are an incredibly powerful and inspiring force for good, and I am honored to join the Louisville Seminary community. Given the strong foundation of support that already exists, I am eager to build upon this legacy and ensure that the mission continues to thrive for years to come. Together we will foster a culture of gratitude and giving for our entire community.”
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