Director of Development, Major Gifts, Development
Samantha Thorpe joined The University of Texas at Austin in October 2020 as director of development, major gifts, for Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin.
With nearly 14 years’ experience, she has had a varied career, working most recently for another UT institution, UTMB Health, where she served as a regional gift officer assisting the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health Professions and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in achieving their philanthropic goals. Prior to her time at UTMB Health, she spent over a decade at the capital campaign consulting firm Harriet C. Latimer and Associates, in Houston, where she was a development consultant. During her time at Latimer and Associates, she worked for over 25 nonprofit organizations in fields ranging from the arts to human services to health care.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from the Honors College at the University of Houston.