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Christopher K. Aimone Joins Advancement Team as Director of Planned Giving

February 14, 2012

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Matt Branam has announced the appointment of attorney Christopher K. Aimone as Director of Planned Giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement.  He started the new role on February 14.

        Christ Aimone
  Christopher K. Aimone

Aimone has been an attorney with the Terre Haute law firm Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson & Drummy, LLP, since 2009, where he gained experience in trusts and estate planning.  He also spent nine years as a financial consultant with the Terre Haute branch of Smith Barney, Inc., and, prior to his departure from Smith Barney, he managed approximately $95 million in client assets.

"Rose-Hulman is this community's community college.  It was designed, built, and crafted by people in this community.  That's our heritage," stated President Branam.  "It is only fitting that someone from this community, like Chris, joins us to help continue that tradition of making Rose-Hulman the best it can be.  We are lucky to have him."

A Peoria, Illinois native, Aimone earned a bachelor's degree in management, with a finance option, from Purdue University in 1991 and a law degree from Syracuse University's College of Law in 2009.

"I look forward to developing long-term relationships with friends of Rose-Hulman to help them be an important part of providing young people a first-in-class education," Aimone stated.  "I am excited to join the Rose-Hulman team."

The planned giving office is a major component of institutional advancement, seeking to generate gifts to support Rose-Hulman's educational mission through bequests, trusts, annuities, and other deferred gift mechanisms.  This support will help expand Rose-Hulman's endowment, fund scholarships, and generally grow the financial resource base to foster continued academic excellence.

"Chris brings a wealth of financial planning and legal experience to this key position on the college's development team," stated Rickey N. McCurry, vice president for institutional advancement.  "I am especially delighted that Chris has spent most of his professional career in Terre Haute and is familiar with Rose-Hulman's culture and values.  This will give him an immediate connection with our alumni."