Asia-Pacific International Advancement Study Tour
- Learn how to create or strengthen the international advancement programme for your organisation.
- Better understand the cultural context of engaging various stakeholders in Asia.
- Learn more about the philanthropic landscape in Asia with a focus on China, Hong Kong and Korea.
- Connect with colleagues at leading private and public educational institutions and other organisations to expand your network and learn best practices.
Excellent programme and great primer on understanding the philanthropic landscape in Asia. The session on the Chinese NGO Law was particularly informative.
…The most valuable aspect of the programme for me was the opportunity to develop relationships with colleagues working in the region and to hear what is working for their institutions.
Meet the Co-Chairs
David Cashman has more than 16 years of experience in higher education development and is currently Senior Director for Major Gifts and International Advancement at the University of Chicago. He leads a team of major gift officers who cover key markets across the United States and around the world to raise funds for a wide variety of academic units, priorities and initiatives from alumni, parents and friends. Cashman has specialised in international major gifts since 2013 and previously served as principal relationship manager for Chicago Booth’s Dean’s Council and Global Advisory Board, advancing fundraising and alumni engagement goals globally.
Dr Staples’s role as Executive Director of International Development at Princeton punctuates a 25 year career in higher education. He leads a team of frontline major gift officers focused on raising philanthropic gifts for university priorities. Prior to serving in this role, he was the Director of Leadership Gifts at Princeton. As a regional manager during the University’s five-year Aspire campaign, Dr Staples and his team were instrumental in helping to achieve the record-breaking total of $1.88 billion in 2012.
Prior to arriving at Princeton in 2006, Dr Staples served in a variety of external relations positions at Harvard University and the University of Illinois, his graduate alma mater. He holds his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.