Senior Consultant & Principal
Don joined Marts & Lundy as a senior consultant in 2000 bringing more than 20 years of fundraising experience in higher education to the firm. He served as President & Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2016 after serving as a managing director for two years. Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Don served as Director of Development at the University of San Diego and, from 1985 to 1990, he was Associate Director of Development at the Stanford Business School where he was responsible for seeking major gifts in support of Stanford’s $1.1 billion “Centennial Campaign.”
As a member of CASE and AFP, he has served on the Board of Directors of CASE District VII and the San Diego Chapter of AFP. He currently serves on CASE’s Industry Advisory Board. Don has been active in the San Diego community as a volunteer board member of the Century Club of San Diego, Westview High School Foundation and the Rancho Family YMCA, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network (YNPN). He has served as a director of The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation.
His international work includes clients in the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Most recently he served as counsel to the National University of Singapore and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. In the United Kingdom, he has worked with the University College London.