David A. Woodruff, CFRE

Consulting Partner

David currently serves as Associate Vice President and COO of Resource Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he leads overall development operations and oversaw MIT’s successful $6 Billion Campaign for a Better World. He will retire from that position at the end of this year but will continue to work with his MIT colleagues to assist with the transition to new leadership.

Prior to this post, he held the position of Executive Director and COO of Development at Massachusetts General Hospital where he oversaw the $1.5 billion Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine.  David also served as Dean for Resource Development and Chief Development Officer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he expanded annual fundraising results from all sources and advanced the School's global mission and impact.

David is a passionate champion for nonprofits with first-hand experience in principal and major gift fundraising, corporate giving, and foundation philanthropy. He is also keenly committed to fostering organizational development, managing and mentoring talent, planning and executing strategy, and building sustainable business operations. David recently served as president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and continues to serve on the Chapter's Board. He enjoys teaching Fundraising Fundamentals to fellow professionals and academic faculty alike who are eager to learn best practices in philanthropy. David is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and frequent presenter at industry conferences.

Residence

Boxford, Massachusetts

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.
  • Stanford University, M.S.
  • Babson College, M.B.A.

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