Amy Smith

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Institutional Advancement
(310) 578-1080 ext.116

As an Antiochian (Antioch College ’72,) Amy is delighted to serve as the vice president for Institutional Advancement at AULA, where she is building a viable development program focused on annual giving, major gifts, foundation and corporate support, and alumni relations. Most recently, Amy served as executive director of UCLA Library Development at the University of California Los Angeles. She was responsible for development efforts in support of eight campus libraries. Prior to her employment at UCLA, Amy served as the assistant dean for Development, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at University of California, Riverside; director of Development, Madden Library, California State University, Fresno. Amy has also held positions at Santa Monica College, the Los Angeles Times and Xerox Computer Services. She is the author of “Legacies for Libraries: A Practical Guide to Planned Giving,” published by the American Library Association in 2000. Amy currently serves as president of the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. She holds a Master of Science  in Library Service from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Antioch College, and has completed a certification program at the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at CSU Long Beach. Amy lives in Los Angeles with her husband Dr. Robert Simon. They have five children.

“Building a Development Department from the Ground Up.”

February 6, 2014