Vice President for Resource Development

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Julie A. Lucas

Office Phone 617-253-3952
Room W98-654

About the position

The vice president for resource development is responsible for seeking private support for the Institute from individuals, corporations, and foundations. This position requires oversight of the planning, development, and implementation of all aspects of MIT's fundraising process, including communications to donors and prospects; prospect research; solicitation of foundation, corporate and individual donors; gift planning; managing volunteers; donor stewardship; and fundraising accounting.

The vice president for resource development collaborates closely with the president, provost, and chancellor, the vice presidents, deans, faculty, MIT Alumni Association, and volunteers, to build philanthropic support for key academic and research priorities and to meet the needs of MIT students, support faculty creativity, and maintain the Institute's world-class facilities.

Committees on which the vice president for resource development serves