Senior Vice President, Development
University of Arizona Foundation
Brian Kish serves as the senior vice president for development at the University of Arizona Foundation (UAF). He is a member of the executive management team of UAF and oversees the offices of annual giving, communications, corporate and foundation relations, strategic prospect development and analytics, gift planning, special events and stewardship. He is a part-time consultant for Campbell & Company based in Chicago, Ill., serving clients in elevating their development, and more specifically annual giving and operations. As a development professional and consultant, Kish has worked with clients and institutions throughout the world including universities in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Previously, he served as assistant vice president for advancement at Salve Regina University, senior director of development/assistant campaign manager for the University of California Irvine Medical Center, and director of annual giving at Iowa State University.
Kish is a frequent speaker for CASE and AFP conferences having served as chair or faculty on 35 development conferences and making more than 100 professional presentations. He has been awarded the CASE Crystal Apple for teaching excellence; the youngest person to ever receive this honor. Additionally, he hosts collaborative benchmarking meetings for Target Analytics, a Blackbaud Company.
Executive Director of Emerging Constituencies
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Rob Henry has acquired extensive managerial and development experience during his 19-year professional career. Currently, he serves as the executive director of emerging constituencies with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In this role, Henry provides leadership for initiatives designed to engage and serve selected CASE U.S. and international constituencies with significant emphasis to increase advancement staffing needs including diverse populations, student advancement and the career center.
Henry previously served as director of individual giving at Yale University, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive annual and special gift fundraising program, soliciting donors of more than$100,000, and managing the volunteer program for the School of Management. He has also served as assistant vice president of special and annual giving at the University of Connecticut Foundation, and began his development career at Michigan State University.
In each advancement position, Henry has significantly raised support and participation while simultaneously assessing the potential of the emerging market. This experience, coupled with his attention to fundamental infrastructure practices, has allowed him to offer training and development to international markets such as Ghana, South Africa, London, Australia and Mexico. This valuable feedback has translated into increased results, improved messages and enhanced efficiencies.
Henry's specialties include high-end asks (special/major gifts), budget management, staff motivation, infrastructure development and fundraising for diverse populations.
He was awarded the CASE Crystal Apple for teaching excellence in 2005. He holds a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Murray State University and a master's degree in communication and public address from Eastern Michigan University.
Assistant Dean and Director of College Programming
University of Chicago
Lori Hurvitz is the assistant dean and director of college programming for the University of Chicago. She is responsible for creating a sense of community and institutional affinity through a series of strategic class-based program initiatives.
After completing her master's degree in 1999, Hurvitz began working at the University of Chicago for the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities. In 2004, she moved to the college where she is serving in her current position.
Hurvitz earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from the University of Michigan and her master's degree in administration, planning and social policy with a focus in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
She recently completed her doctorate in the Executive Program in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Her dissertation research examined student philanthropy education initiatives at nine Ivy-plus institutions for which she earned distinction from the faculty of Penn and was awarded the John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy, Doctoral Dissertation, from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.