Miami University names Brad Bundy Vice President for University Advancement
Bundy’s strong fundraising track record, proven leadership experience, and status as an industry thought leader were key factors in his appointment, according to Miami President Gregory Crawford
With more than 30 years of experience in higher education fundraising, Brad Bundy is stepping into the top leadership position for Miami University’s Division of University Advancement.
Bundy brings a wide range of experience to the position, including 21 years of leading fundraising efforts at Miami, most recently as senior associate vice president for University Advancement and chief development officer of the Miami University Foundation.
Bundy’s strong fundraising track record, proven leadership experience, and status as an industry thought leader were key factors in his appointment, according to Miami President Gregory Crawford.
“Brad brings a tremendous breadth and depth of experience across all aspects of fundraising from annual giving to major gifts, and he has built an impressive network that includes alumni, faculty, and staff,” President Crawford said.
“He also brings continuity to the role and a passion for Miami’s mission that allows us to move forward without missing a stride. This momentum is critical as we head into the public launch of our next campaign,” the president said.
In his 20-plus years at Miami, Bundy has held pivotal leadership positions, with increasing levels of responsibility. He served as campaign director for the Campaign for Love and Honor, which exceeded its $500 million goal and raised $535 million upon its completion in December 2013. During that time, he increased the fundraising production of the development team and oversaw all aspects of management.
"Brad brings so much to the role of vice president for University Advancement: a long and successful career in the discipline, a deep institutional knowledge, and a sincere passion for what we do as educators,” said Elizabeth (Liz) Mullenix, dean of the College of Creative Arts. “I have worked with Brad for several years, and I know he truly cares about our students and is invested in making sure that their experience is exceptional."
In 2012, he served as interim vice president for University Advancement and also served as interim executive director of the Miami University Foundation. He has continued to lead the development team to even greater success. The division recently surpassed the $500 million milestone set by the previous campaign, setting the stage for the public launch of the next campaign this fall.
"I am humbled and excited to lead the division at this critical time. We have much work to do – work that can only be accomplished through the collective energy and commitments of our alumni and friends,” Bundy said. “I look forward to engaging with our key stakeholders in ways that can have a meaningful impact on our students, our faculty, and for generations of Miamians to come. Love and Honor has never been more important than it is right now."
For Bundy, Love and Honor defines his connection to Miami professionally and personally. His wife, Tammy, who earned an M.A. from Miami, is a visiting instructor in the Department Languages, Literatures and Writing in the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science (Miami Regionals). All four of their children – Megan, Katey, Ryan, and Evan – are Miami alumni. Brad himself was named an honorary alumnus in 2013.
A career-long advancement professional, Bundy held development positions at The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the University of Cincinnati Foundation, before joining Miami. He has served in leadership roles for a variety of professional organizations and as a presenter at many national conferences, most notably the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE International). He recently received CASE’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, and was named CASE Laureate.