USF Health’s Kimberly Constantine leaving for opportunities at UPMC
After more than 20 years of supporting nearly everything USF, Kimberly A. Constantine, MS, will be leaving Tampa to take an opportune position at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as Executive Director of Clinical Development for the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation.
Constantine is associate vice president for USF Health Development and Alumni Relations, a role she attained following an ever-rising trajectory since joining the USF staff in 1995 as Intercollegiate Athletics as Donor Relations Coordinator.
A proud double USF Bull (’95, ’00), Kimberly has been involved with USF since she arrived here as an undergraduate student in the early 1990’s. Her undergraduate years outside the classroom were spent with Student Government and Greek Life working hard to improve the student experience. Following graduation, and for nearly 20 years, she has been dedicated to furthering the mission of the USF Foundation in a variety of increasingly responsible roles with Athletics, Central Development, USF Libraries and USF Health.
“This great university has been a significant part of my life personally and professionally for 25 years,” Constantine said. “I am proud of what we have accomplished and grateful for the opportunities, experiences and most of all, the incredible people who have helped shape and support me along the way. I will forever be a proud USF Bull!”
In her nearly eight years at USF Health, she has carried a portfolio of major gift donors whom she successfully cultivated and solicited for significant gifts, as well as managing a robust team of development professionals who raised more than $15 million in annual gifts this year.
“During her time as leader of the USF Health Development Office, Kimberly has not only embarked upon the ambitious philanthropic campaign needed for exciting Health and Morsani College of Medicine opportunities presented in downtown Tampa, but has overseen significant expansion of Development team that plays an integral role in our newly formed, externally focused USF Health Advancement Team,” said Roberta (R.B.) Burford, JD, associate vice president for Strategic Health Operations at USF Health.
“Multitasking to the max, she has achieved success in all these arenas via singular grace and drive. On behalf of her colleagues here, I thank Kimberly for her efforts that have laid the groundwork for future successes and wish her the very best in her new position.”
Her constant professionalism, warm caring personality and genuine concern for colleagues and constituents alike have created terrific relationships that have benefited the University in countless ways, said Steven D. Blair, vice president of USF Development.
“For 25 consecutive years Kimberly Constantine has focused on making USF a better place to learn, work and teach,” Blair said. “My greatest joy in working with Kimberly is her dedication and commitment to excellence, and a sense of humor that is tempered with sincerity. She is loyal, trustworthy, and one of the most dependable people I’ve ever worked with. Her warm, engaging personality, professionalism and superior mentoring skills and strategic thinking have benefitted her teams and the University for decades.”
“It was a joy to work with Kimberly,” said Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “Her enthusiasm and positivity was the perfect complement to her professionalism.”
“Kimberly has been a passionate supporter and dedicated staff member of USF for over 20 years,” said Joel Momberg, CEO of the USF Foundation and senior vice president for USF Advancement and Alumni Affairs. “In her most recent role, she mentored and led her USF Health team through the Unstoppable Campaign … Leading the way by example!”
Constantine received a master’s degree in Management, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness from USF’s Muma College of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from USF’s College of Arts and Sciences.