Types of Clients

Staff Leader & Consultant

Tom Wilson, Campbell & Company

Vice president for Development, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology (Portland, Oregon) 1989-93

After completing campaigns as resident counsel (DMA of Long Beach, California) for Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital (Sun City West, Arizona) and Oregon Public Broadcasting (Portland) the Korn Ferry search firm brought Tom in as the first fundraising professional for OGI, a 20-year old, graduate only, private graduate school of science and engineering (which later merged with Oregon Health & Science University). One of the reason’s Tom was hired at OGI was his experience in working at Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago as the corporate and foundation fundraiser. Field Museum had 40 curators with similar classifications to university faculty.

Tom served on the president’s cabinet, the long range planning committee, developed the campaign case statement, worked with a national consulting firm (Campbell & Company) through the feasibility process, and campaign director for a successful $30 Million comprehensive campaign. Other accomplishments included staffing a high-level board of trustees, creating a president’s club for annual giving of 400 members, creating a CEO’s roundtable organization, as well as securing the first endowed chair at the Institute.

Higher Education Consulting

Eastern Oregon University Foundation (LaGrande) 2009-present where he has provided case refinement, facilitated leadership briefings, conducted the feasibility study, and provides campaign counsel services including staff coaching and facilitating EOU Foundation Board year retreats for a first-ever campaign of $11.5 Million.

Tim Seydel, Vice President for Advancement, Eastern Oregon University
(541) 962-3740 – [email protected]

Carroll College (Helena, Montana) 2013-present – Tom has just begun working with Carroll College in a campaign preparation process of 9 to 12 months to conduct a fundraising staff assessment, help refine the case statement, define a list of prospective donors, for a campaign planning advisory council, facilitate leadership briefings to share the case, and conduct 1-on-1 interview. The capstone report, a campaign preparation report, will finalize our work in late 2013 or early 2014.

Utah Valley University (Orem) 2007, 2011 – Tom served two separate consultancies to Utah Valley State College which transitioned to Utah Valley University to provide campaign preparation work (that was deferred due to staffing transitions and the economy); helped to develop case for support for the new library supplemental campaign; worked with deans and division leaders on case statement development, and provided fundraising training for the UVU Foundation board members as well as university fundraising staff

Schools of Social Work 2011 – served as meeting planner and facilitator for a national meeting of the Schools of Social Work deans and development officers

Portland State University (Oregon) 2010 – case refinement work for P-20 School of Education & University initiative

Marylhurst University (Portland, Oregon) 2008-09 – annual fund counsel to create a President’s Club

Wenatchee Valley College (Washington) 2008-09 – case development and feasibility study for a new arts center

Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana) 2008 – served as feasibility study associate to conduct national interviews in the West

Central Washington University (Ellensburg) 2004-05 – feasibility study director

Chemeketa Community College (Salem, Oregon) 2005 – case development and fundraising training for staff and president

Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Oregon) 2000-2003 – served as campaign preparation counsel and as campaign counsel for a first-ever campaign of $11 Million

Oregon State University (Corvallis) 2001 – feasibility study director for School of Home Economics capital campaign

Related Consulting Experiences

University Hospital Foundation (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) 2012 to present – campaign counsel to prepare the case statement, conduct leadership briefings, complete a feasibility study, and now serve as ongoing counsel for a $35 Million Brain Campaign for neurosciences. This academic medical center is affiliated with the University of Alberta School of Medicine and Dentistry. Many of the physicians and researchers involved in the campaign have joint academic and hospital appointments.

Joyce Mallman Law, Executive Director
(780) 407-8014 – [email protected]

Dr. Keith Aronyk, Clinical Head of Neurological Services, University of Alberta Hospital; Faculty, University of Alberta
780-407-6870 – [email protected]

PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation (Vancouver) had to jump start a $15 M capital campaign with a new foundation leader, Jean Rahn. Jean had 20+ years in higher education. One my roles as consultant was to translate higher education experiences to healthcare. Jean and I started the campaign in (2005-2006) by landing two lead gifts of $15 Million. Tom’s work included developing a case statement for an expanded $50 Million campaign (which eventually achieved $53 Milliobn) as well as producing the campaign movie, named gift opportunities, giving clubs, and helping to recruit and orient campaign leadership.

Jean Rahn, Executive Director (in process of retirement transition)
(360) 514-3670 (Vancouver, Washington)

Consultant for Sidney Health Center (Montana) 2012-13 – fundraising operations audit and implementation counsel (ongoing)

Consultant for The Nature Conservancy Montana Project 2010-11 – services included case redevelopment and lead gift strategy sessions

Consultant for Clark Fork Valley Hospital (Plains, Montana) 2002-2003 – services included case refinement, leadership briefings, and campaign counsel. The goal surpassed by raising $1.5 Million.

Consultant for Yellowstone Art Museum (Billings, Montana) 2007-2008 to provide case refinement, leadership briefings, feasibility study, and campaign counsel services for the first $6 Million phase of a $17 Million campaign.