Richard Virgin Named New Associate Vice President for University Development

Posted: April 3, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rick Virgin
Rick Virgin
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Richard (Rick) Virgin has joined Mason as the new associate vice president for university development. He reports to Marc Broderick, vice president for university development and alumni affairs. Virgin assumed his duties on March 31.

“I am pleased to have Rick joining our team,” says Broderick. “His 15 years of fund-raising experience in this region will be an asset as Mason looks toward an ambitious future.”

As associate vice president, Virgin serves as a lead professional fund-raiser for the university. He works with the development officers of the schools, colleges and units and oversees University Development fund-raising efforts in the areas of leadership gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations and the annual fund.

Virgin comes to Mason from the Close Up Foundation in Alexandria, Va., where he was the vice president for development. Throughout his career, he has had a successful history of closing six- and seven-figure gifts as well as substantially expanding endowments and creating strategic partnerships with nontraditional donors.

Prior to joining Close Up in 2006, Virgin was chief development officer for the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University (GW). Other past positions have included director of institution and foundation outreach at Voter.com and principal and founder of the Virgin Consulting Group, a practice that specialized in fund-raising, nonprofit outreach and fund-raising training.

Virgin serves on the board of Metro TeenAIDS in Washington, D.C. He holds a BS in management from Ithaca College and an MA in legislative affairs from GW.

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