AUM alumna and benefactor Blair named to Auburn Foundation Board
Dottie Kenady Blair, AUM ’81, was named to the Auburn University Foundation Board of Directors at the Board’s meeting on Sept. 15. As a director, Blair will help determine the success of the Foundation in investments, fund raising, financial management, administration and endowment development.
"This is a great honor, and I look forward to working with all the Board members to cultivate strong support for the extraordinary things that are happening at Auburn Montgomery and Auburn University," Blair said.
Blair earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1981 and her M.B.A. in 1988, both from AUM. She is a member of the National Campaign Cabinet for Auburn Montgomery’s Imagine. Invest. Inspire: A Campaign for Auburn University at Montgomery comprehensive campaign. She is an emeritus member of the Chancellor’s Advisory Board and has served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Board (and its precursor, the AUM Advisory Board) and/or the Auburn Montgomery Alumni Board under the university’s last three chancellors. She is a member of Auburn Montgomery’s 1967 Society, the George Petrie Society and the Auburn Women’s Philanthropy Board. Blair’s gift of $1.1 million in 2010 supports endowments for a professorship and a full four-year scholarship at Auburn Montgomery in the Schools of Business and Nursing, as well as the Wellness Center.
"Dottie Blair is among our most generous supporters, and her commitment to Auburn Montgomery continues to help our students thrive in so many ways," said Chancellor John Veres. "Dottie is a great addition to the Foundation Board. This personal honor for Dottie is a great honor for Auburn Montgomery as well, as it shows the value of an AUM degree and the significant impact one alumna can make on the lives of our students."
For 25 years, Blair owned and served as president of Central Alabama Nursing Services. With offices in Montgomery and Opelika, Central Alabama Nursing Services’ 150 employees provided in-home nursing care to approximately 300 patients (at any one time) in a 13-county area. She sold the business in 2008.
Blair sits on the boards of the Montgomery Area Council on Aging, Leadership Montgomery and Soroptimist International of Montgomery. In the past, she has served on the Executive Committee of the Business Council of Alabama, the Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, where she chaired the Small Business Committee. She is a member of several other community organizations.
Sept. 24, 2012