President & CEO - Clemson University Foundation

Clemson University

Job ID:106063

Location:Clemson University

Full/Part Time:Full-Time



The Clemson University Foundation seeks nominations and applications for the role of President and CEO of the Foundation.

The Clemson University Foundation, chartered in 1933, is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the welfare and future development of Clemson University. CUF seeks financial support through annual gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving and other ongoing fund-raising programs. The foundation manages and disburses assets prudently within a policy that encourages the enhancement of the resources of the Foundation. They are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Clemson alumni and friends who share in the pride of the University's history and who are committed to its promise in the years to come.


The President and CEO, leads and grows three distinct university foundations, including the Clemson University Foundation (CUF), the Clemson University Real Estate Foundation (CUREF), and the Clemson University Land Stewardship Foundation (CULSF) through sound growth strategies and strong partnership with university leadership. They will develop investment and spending strategy, policy, execution, and the provision of significant monetary support. In addition, they will develop and implement entrepreneurial initiatives and lead the strategic planning efforts for the foundation.

The President and CEO will report to the CUF Board and the President of Clemson University. This individual will be an active supporter and advocate of endowment growth, working with university leadership, including the development and alumni relations leadership team to accomplish the university's most ambitious philanthropic goals. In addition, they will manage all affairs of the foundation, adhering to the policies of the foundation and the university, as well as to state and federal laws.

The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader who has an innovative, ambitious, and strategic perspective on how to grow and invest philanthropic funds for a large, complex research university foundation and a vision for the continued growth and excellent stewardship of a $1 billion-plus endowment. They will embrace and promote Clemson University's mission and inclusive culture and have the ability to establish a close working relationship with the leaders of the university as well as with the foundation's staff and external partners.

The Clemson University Foundation President and CEO will be a person of integrity and substance, able to engage and inspire all internal and external groups in furthering the philanthropic objectives of the university.


Education - Bachelor's Degree


Education - Master's Degree


Education - Master's Degree


Clemson, SC


Full consideration will be given to those who apply by October 30th, 2021. For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Storbeck Search
Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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