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Boston College Names Andrew Davidson as Senior Vice President for University Advancement

Lindauer was proud to partner with Boston College in the search for its new Senior Vice President for University Advancement. Congratulations to Andrew Davidson on his appointment, effective March 1, 2023.

Boston College has named Andrew Davidson, vice president for development at Dartmouth College, as senior vice president for university advancement, effective March 1, 2023.

A proven and highly respected fundraiser who brings more than 20 years of advancement experience in leadership roles at Dartmouth and Harvard University, Davidson has managed Dartmouth’s central fundraising programs since 2014, including the Dartmouth College Fund, gift planning, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and donor relations and research. He also worked with a portfolio of principal gift prospects, and served as a member of the Advancement Senior Leadership Team that led the planning and execution of Dartmouth’s $3 billion “Call to Lead” capital campaign.

In his new role at Boston College, Davidson will direct all fundraising, alumni engagement, and operations of the University’s advancement division. University President William P. Leahy, S.J., praised Davidson as an accomplished professional with the experience and vision needed to guide Boston College’s advancement efforts into the future.

“Andrew Davidson has excelled in fundraising at two leading institutions of higher education and very much wants to help enhance Boston College’s mission and heritage,” said Fr. Leahy. “I am delighted that he will soon be a member of our community.”

Davidson said he was honored to accept the senior vice president’s position and looked forward to joining the BC community and leading its advancement efforts as it prepares for its next fundraising campaign.

“For me, accepting this position at Boston College is the culmination of 20 years of working in higher education advancement,” said Davidson. “It aligns with my beliefs and values and my skills as an advancement professional.

“The importance of a premier Jesuit, Catholic university like Boston College has never been greater in American higher education. The world needs BC to educate men and women who will make an impact on society.”

At Dartmouth, Davidson supervised a staff of 100 development professionals who raised approximately $100 million annually, and his principal gift efforts resulted in several eight-figure commitments, including the naming gifts for the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Davidson also led successful campaign volunteer programs, including the Presidential Commission for Financial Aid, which was charged with meeting a financial aid goal of $500 million. In addition, he implemented a strategic reorganization of departments to create better alignment of frontline staff, and increased personnel by 20 percent in preparation for Dartmouth’s campaign.

Read the full press release reported by Jack Dunn.

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