Chief Advancement Officer, Chapman University
WHY: Over 20 years became go-to top fundraiser for premier OC private university; directed $200M capital campaign; award-winning doctoral work. Previously ran fundraising for women’s health at UCI College of Medicine; roles also at City of Hope and Beckman Research.
RECENT: $5 million from Argyros Family for business school; $9 million from Simon Foundations to fund graduate scholarships
QUOTABLE: Aims to “cultivate rewarding, lifelong relationships [among] students, alumni, parents and friends.”