Published Aug. 7, 2012
The American Red Cross named Adrienne Bellinger as the new regional chief development officer for the Columbia region, which serves 28 counties in South Carolina.
“Adrienne brings a wealth of experience to the Red Cross where she will lead a team of both paid and volunteer staff to raise vital funds to support the humanitarian mission of the organization,” said Scott R. Salemme, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross, Columbia region.
Bellinger most recently served as the director of institutional giving at the South Carolina State Museum Foundation. Prior to that, she served as executive director. During her tenure with the museum foundation, she led a $23.5 million capital campaign, secured major gifts for exhibits and special projects from the private and local government sectors, and developed successful annual giving programs.
Bellinger also served as director of governmental affairs for Capitol Consultants Inc. in Columbia; manager of legislative and political affairs for Public Affairs Strategies Inc. in Montgomery, Ala.; and as the director of public affairs for the Alabama Bankers Association.
Bellinger earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina.