Fred Salancy

Fred Salancy is the Assistant Dean for Advancement at The Catholic University of America where he oversees all fundraising for the newly established Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama and Art as well as the formation and administration of the Catholic Arts Council.  With over twenty-five years of fund raising experience primarily in the arts, Fred has worked on multi-million dollar and billion dollar campaigns. He served at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, as vice president for advancement. His tenure there included several notable enhancements to the team’s services and functionality, including a transformed parents fund program and increased alumni engagement. Fred also oversaw a successful $8.5 million matching challenge initiative.

Prior to Spring Hill, Fred spent 14 years in progressively responsible arts fundraising positions with Florida State University, culminating in an assistant dean position. At FSU, Fred cultivated, solicited, and closed several six and seven figure gifts that accounted for nearly 60% of the College of Fine Arts’ campaign goal of $40 million prior to the public launch of the campaign. He partnered effectively with seven deans in five Colleges, including visual and performing arts, film, and music and The Ringling Museum of Art. Fred started in arts fundraising with the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida and spent time in Washington on a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

As a consultant Fred has strategically developed boutique campaigns for mid-size and emerging not-for-profit organizations including churches, arts organizations and higher education associations.

Fred holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Wheeling Jesuit University, a M.A in Theatre from West Virginia University and an M.F.A in Theatre Performance from the University of Georgia.

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