CapDev Enters Contract to Conduct Advancement Searches for UNC System Schools

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As of late 2011, Capital Development Services has been retained as a preferred vendor for executive searches in advancement for The University of North Carolina and its 17 member institututions.

“We are excited about this partnership with UNC and its 17 campuses and we stand ready to apply over 27 years of advancement experience and our national reach within higher education and related fields,” stated Capital Development Services President, Allan Burrows.”In the last couple of years alone, our team has successfully placed dozens of experienced advancement professionals in all types of nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education.”

Knowing the budget constraints of these state institutions in the past few years, CapDev recognizes the heightened demand for top performers in the universities’ advancement positions as well as the demand placed on advancement teams to secure lead gifts providing not only annual sustainability, but also demonstrating leadership to reach large campaign goals and meet each institution’s critical vision for its future. 

“Now more than ever, every campus must build strong, sustainable philanthropy, and our experience tells us that strong senior advancement officers are critical to that effort,” Burrows recently stated to the system’s 17 chancellors and vice chancellors for advancement.

Two senior advancement searches are currently underway: 

• North Carolina A & T State University – currently conducting a search for the VC for Advancement
• UNC Pembroke – currently conducting a search for the Associate VC for Advancement

Click here for more detail about each search.

To contact CapDev directly about assisting in executive search and/or advancement needs, call or email Clare Altmann at or 336-747-0133 x203. Thank you for your consideration of Capital Development Services in your advancement needs. 

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