Roy E. Muir

Roy E. Muir

Of Counsel


Ann Arbor, Michigan


Graceland College, B.A.

Roy joined Marts & Lundy in 1998 with more than 30 years of experience in higher education fund development. Roy served as Associate Director of Development at Washington University in St. Louis, then as Director of Development at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., before joining the University of Michigan in 1976. As the Associate Vice President at Michigan, Roy was responsible for planning, managing and directing the highly successful “Campaign for Michigan” – the first public university campaign with a goal of $1 billion. The campaign concluded in 1997 with $1.4 billion raised.

With Marts & Lundy, Roy has served a wide range of higher education clients in program assessments, as well as campaign planning and guidance. He specializes in assisting public universities with both mature and emerging programs in philanthropy.

Roy has served on a number of leadership forums for CASE, where he also played a key role in developing the higher education award programs, as well as establishing standards for comprehensive campaign counting and reporting. He was a member of the Marts & Lundy Board of Directors from 2000 through 2004 and from 2006 through 2012 was co-chair of Marts & Lundy’s Higher Education Practice Group. He moved to Of Counsel in 2020.

  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival, MI
  • Bowling Green State University, OH
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Clara and Henry Ford Estate, MI
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lawrence Technological University, MI
  • Michigan State University
  • Oakland University, MI
  • Syracuse University, NY
  • Temple University, PA
  • Texas A & M University
  • University of Cincinnati, OH
  • University of Detroit
  • Jesuit High School, MI
  • Kettering University, MI
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Utah
  • Washington State University
  • Wayne State University, MI

Roy has played an active leadership role in nonprofit organizations in his home community of Ann Arbor and Southeastern Michigan. In doing so he has served on the boards of:

  • Ann Arbor Symphony
  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
  • Community Music School of Ann Arbor
  • Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor
  • Peace Neighborhood Center, Ann Arbor

Roy also served as a Trustee for Fisher College in Boston, MA