Megan Orthmeyer has joined Boise State University as the director of development for the College of Health Sciences. Orthmeyer brings to Boise State thirteen years of experience and insight for success with considerable major gift philanthropy and comprehensive fund development. Her professional career includes fundraising for several large organizations including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, and most recently as a consultant with The Scrap Shop raising funds for political campaigns in Idaho.
Orthmeyer moved to Boise with her family three years ago and has loved getting to know the philanthropic community in Idaho. She volunteers her time with The Alliance of Idaho, an organization working to protect the human rights of immigrants. Orthmeyer is also a member of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation.
Within her new role, she will foster relationships on behalf of the university and the College of Health Sciences to grow support for student scholarships and experiences and resources for faculty teaching and research.
“Megan brings great expertise in connecting community members to organizational priorities, which will be important in helping support the college’s dramatic growth in needed degrees and research productivity,” said Tim Dunnagan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “We are excited to engage her expertise and talents in development.”
“I am excited to join Boise State and serve the College of Health Sciences,” Orthmeyer said. “My passion is healthcare and health sciences research fundraising and I believe that educational opportunities for students in the College of Health Sciences are a benefit to all of Idaho.”
Orthmeyer has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington.