A senior development and alumni relations officer with more than 25 years of experience. Established strategic direction and organizational leadership for programs and projects that seek to engage alumni from across the university and around the world. Managed the transition from an alumni relations dues model to a new fundraising model, and provided strategic direction and implementation of programs that will ensure successful funding campaigns. Actively involved in annual, major, principal, and planned gifts solicitations, as well as manage and lead volunteer boards.
It is imperative that each alum, donor, and friend feels as if he or she is a major part of “your team” regardless of the size of their gift or volunteer commitment. What we need to always look for is the “The Connection….”
Specialties: Creating meaningful engagement and stewardship plans and strategies for all alumni groups, donors, and friends.
Patrick Auerbach and Susan deMuth explore the missions of their alumni associations and how they car...
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