Nancy Treser Osgood
For Nancy Treser Osgood, a nationally recognized advancement expert, higher education is a calling – “Both of my parents were college professors, so working in higher education is in my DNA.” A graduate of both Pomona College and the Claremont School of Theology, Nancy began her journey within the prestigious Claremont Colleges, where she forged strategic partnerships with faculty, staff, and students to develop alumni volunteer programs that support admissions, career development, academics, athletics, annual giving, and reunions.
Returning to her alma mater, Pomona College, Nancy led a transformational restructuring of the 60-member alumni council into a 20-member alumni board, which included representatives from the offices of admissions, career development, and annual giving. The nimble but highly diverse new body is reflective of her advancement philosophy, that “today’s most successful programs take a holistic approach, celebrating the full range of support that volunteers can offer.”
Nancy’s transformational impact also extends to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), where she was recently named a CASE Laureate for providing invaluable service to its mission of advancing education to transform lives and society. As a result of this service, Nancy was awarded the 2019 CASE District VII Tribute Award for the highest standards of professional achievement and outstanding mentorship. This award has since been renamed “The Nancy Treser Osgood CASE District VII Tribute Award.”
She has held numerous other elected and/or volunteer positions throughout her career, most notably in the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, on the board of directors for the Claremont Educational Foundation, and in the Claremont After School Program. “My mentor told me that you needed to be a volunteer yourself before you could effectively manage volunteers, and I took that advice. It feeds my heart and soul to offer my time, talents, and treasures to nonprofit organizations.”