Vicki J. Stouffer, CFRE, serves as the vice president for advancement. She holds more than 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising leadership and institutional advancement. As the vice president for advancement, Stouffer serves as the senior leader in the Office for Advancement, providing support to the development and alumni engagement teams.
Stouffer previously worked at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, as the vice president for institutional advancement and at the Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine in Mount Pleasant as the assistant dean for medical school development. At Lourdes, Stouffer secured a 21% revenue increase and a 38% average gift increase during her first year through a redesigned fundraising strategy. She also initiated a corporate support program to replace its long-standing gala, resulting in $750k+ corporate/foundation attainment. While at CMU, Stouffer attained over $780k in community grants and awards in her first year, and boosted the average gift size by 15% each year.
Stouffer is experienced in strategic leadership and planning, philanthropic and private fundraising, staff leadership, alumni relations, outreach and engagement strategy, fundraising program evaluation and more. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Findlay and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State University. Stouffer regularly engages in professional development education and has held the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation since 2006. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Green Lakes Bay Regional Institute for Leaders and the Historic Perrysburg Board.