The institution’s chief executive officer controls the institution’s fund-raising activities exclusive of institution-related foundations that are independent and separately incorporated.
The role of the president in fundraising is explicitly outlined in the Board bylaws on governance. He engages stakeholders, both internal and external, in the advancement of the College and communicates his vision and achievements through various publications of the College. He uses his interpersonal skills, intellectual assets, and spheres of influence and affluence to advance the College. He should be the example others will follow in raising the image and awareness of the College.
As the principle fundraiser for Morehouse College, the president regularly attends and actively participates in all Development Committee meetings and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees for key priorities, new initiatives and capital campaign efforts on behalf of the College.
A vice president of Institutional Advancement; and a talented team of directors: Alumni Relations, Communications, Corporation/Foundation, Government Relations and Stewardship Director support the president. An efficient and successful advancement team is essential to conducting an effective fundraising program. However, the president is the visionary, role model, advocate, face of the College and resource provider involved in the fundraising process to assure its success as evidenced in the Development Committee Board presentation from April 2006.