Mark Kimbell

Senior Fundraising Consultant Mark Kimbell

Mark Kimbell

Senior Consultant & Managing Principal


Austin, Texas


Baylor University, B.B.A.
University of Houston, M.B.A.

Mark served most recently as Chief Advancement Officer for the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Austin. Dell Med was founded in 2014 and is distinctive as the first medical school created in nearly half a century at a tier-one research university. Mark started from scratch a comprehensive philanthropy program and coordinated a range of advancement, outreach and creative partnership activities for Dell Med.

Prior to Austin, Mark was President of the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation in San Francisco and Regional Vice President for Philanthropy of Sutter Health West Bay from 2009-2014.

Mark has worked in and around higher education and health sciences institutions for more than 35 years. He is noted for leading large campaigns, transformational gifts, staff development and performance, cultural change expertise, executive coaching and integration of advancement with an institution’s strategic plan. His chief development officer roles included: Houston Methodist Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago (now Lurie Children’s), Rice University and University of Houston.

Mark also is an experienced consultant. His earlier practice included top research universities and academic medical centers. In addition to philanthropy, his executive background includes marketing, public relations/media, crisis communications, community relations, business development and complex strategy.

Mark is a native Texan. Time away is devoted to family, woodworking and cooking.

  • Brooklyn Hospital Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Children’s National Medical Center (Washington DC)
  • Center for Global Health Innovation
  • CHRISTUS Health (Dallas, TX)
  • Envirome Institute / University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
  • Episcopal High School (Houston, TX)
  • George Washington University (Washington DC)
  • Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (New Jersey)
  • Institute for Noetic Sciences (Marin CA)
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Lutheran Medical Center SCL Health (Denver, CO)
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)
  • Parkland Health System (Dallas, TX)
  • St. John’s School (Houston, TX)
  • University of Houston College of Medicine
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Oklahoma