Foundation announces personnel additions

The MSU Foundation boasts an impressive slate of fundraisers across the university. Recently, a couple of new faces have joined the efforts to secure private support for the land-grant institution.

Aberdeen-native Sara Frederic is now director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences, the university’s largest academic unit. In her new role, she is responsible for leading fundraising efforts on behalf of the college to secure gifts from alumni and friends.

Frederic first attended Meridian Community College, where she earned an associate degree in broadcast communication in 2006. She graduated from Mississippi State in 2008 with a bachelor’s in communication with a concentration in public relations. She also earned an MBA and a master’s of sport administration from MSU, in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Frederic joins Mississippi State from the healthcare field, where she most recently served as strategic projects and communications manager for Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Jackson. While residing in the area, she was a member of the MSU Alumni Association’s Central Mississippi Chapter board.
Also joining the MSU Foundation is Brittany McCrary of Athens, Alabama. She is assistant director of annual giving, overseeing the Bulldog Calling Center that employs some 50 MSU students to make telephone solicitations.

McCrary’s work with the Bulldog Calling Center began as a student caller in early 2013. She worked for three years in various progressive capacities for the telefunding center, most recently as a senior manager.

McCrary graduated earlier this year with a bachelor’s in biological engineering. As a student, she was a member of the MSU Foundation Ambassadors student organization.

The dedicated development staff of the MSU Foundation await the opportunity to discuss charitable gift plans with alumni, friends and corporations. A complete list of MSU Foundation personnel is available at, which also has a link to the university’s Guide to Giving.