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Michael Irvin, CFRE
Associate Consultant

Michael brings a wealth of experience in the educational and nonprofit arenas. He is also Vice Chancellor at the University of South Carolina. He managed the fundraising for the completion of the $30 million George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics and served as Director of Advancement at the Purdue University College of Agriculture where he supervised a development staff and raised $146 million over seven years.

He served as President of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and Director of Annual Giving/Major Gifts for Habitat for Humanity International. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Illinois and certificates from the National Planned Giving Institute and Indiana School of Philanthropy.

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The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy

Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”

Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.

Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.

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