Academic leaders are increasingly called upon to be fundraisers, This new book by Penny Hunt will help those who are new to that role or uncomfortable in it.
Hunt, who is well-known for her leadership of CASE's Development for Deans and Academic Leaders conferences, has now written the book on this topic.
This book walks academic leaders through the fundraising process, defines terms and outlines what needs to be done by whom and when. Hunt's guidance is concise yet comprehensive.
Chapters cover the giving cycle, types of giving, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, communications, campaigns, annual giving, events, corporations and foundations, advisory committees, engaging campus leaders, leadership transitions and more.
Hunt "demystifies the art of fundraising ... and bridges the gap between academic leaders and fundraising professionals," writes CASE President John Lippincott in the foreword. It is an "essential read for both current and aspiring academic leaders."
Penny Hunt, vice chancellor for development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a professional fundraiser, teacher, management consultant and executive coach with more than 25 years of experience in the development field. At UIC, she heads a development program that includes 17 schools and units, a central development office and a medical center. She works closely with UIC's chancellor, deans and senior campus leaders to build UIC's philanthropy programs. She is also senior vice president at the University of Illinois Foundation.
In her private practice, Hunt specializes in training, executive coaching and professional development for boards, presidents, deans and other senior leaders and development staff. She also serves as a principal with the Woolbright Group, a development consulting firm. She is a frequent faculty member for CASE conferences and has been awarded the Steuben Apple for excellence in teaching. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at North Park University.
Prior to joining UIC, Hunt spent 13 years at Northwestern University, where she directed the university's $1.5 billion comprehensive campaign. She has served as director of development for the Des Moines Art Center, acting director of development for the Illinois Arts Alliance and director of annual giving for Pomona College.
Hunt earned a BA in English from Pomona College and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.