Beverly Brooks Thompson

Beverly Brooks Thompson

Cheif Development Officer, Woman's Hospital Foundation

Beverly Brooks Thompson, CFRE is the chief development officer at Woman’s Hospital Foundation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  In this role, she oversees Woman’s Hospital Foundation’s major gifts program, planned giving program, annual giving program, grants funding, endowment development, donor relations and special events.

Prior to Woman’s, Thompson served as vice president and executive counsel for Pursuant Ketchum. In that role Thompson was a national consultant working with some of the most prestigious non-profit organizations and boards in the country where she brought experience in campaign development, implementation and management for programs that exceed goals of $500 million to the Pursuant Ketchum team.

Prior to joining Pursuant Ketchum, Thompson successfully served as the Director for Forever LSU: The Campaign for Louisiana State University, supporting the three adjoining campuses of LSU.  Raising over $798 million toward a $750 million goal, the Forever LSU campaign has stood out as a paradigm for success in higher education campaigns. Prior to working on the campaign, Thompson served as the director of external affairs for the Division of Student Life and Academic Services, the largest division on LSU’s campus.

Thompson has been nominated for various awards at LSU and within the community. Programs under her direction have received national awards and recognition at CASE, APAP, NASPA, Advertising Federation and the Public Relations Association of Louisiana. Thompson is licensed as a Certified Fundraising Executive.  She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Baton Rouge Rotary, has been conferred an official State of Kentucky Colonel, and received the honor of being named one of Louisiana’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report.

A two-time alumna of Louisiana State University, Thompson is currently pursuing her PhD at LSU in Human Resource Development specializing in Organizational Leadership. This Texas native and her husband Corky Thompson have a combined family of three sons and a daughter who are proud to call Louisiana home.