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Montgomery-Carberry named Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 6 - Columbia College director of development Melissa Montgomery-Carberry recently was recognized as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) by the Irwin Graduate School of The American College. With this designation, Montgomery-Carberry is uniquely qualified to assist charitable organizations realize long-term financial prosperity. Montgomery-Carberry’s designation also makes her one of only 15 with a CAP designation in Missouri.

“I am honored to receive this designation,” said Montgomery-Carberry. “As an alumna of Columbia College, I truly feel this institution provides an education that is second to none, and I’m looking forward to using my training to help identify and cultivate major and leadership giving opportunities at the college.”

Montgomery-Carberry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from William Woods University and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia College. She is a member of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, The Saint Louis Planned Giving Council and sits on the Conference Committee of The Saint Louis Planned Giving Council.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 31,000 students each year and has more than 80,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit