As Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vicki J. Stouffer is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive program that includes donor identification and cultivation, major gifts, external relations, planned giving and more. She is confidently leading a talented team that will propel Lourdes to the next level. Her goals include strengthening philanthropy and alumni engagement to benefit University students, faculty, programs and the local community.

With nearly 15 years of higher education advancement experience, Vicki has led successful initiatives in planned giving, annual and capital campaigns, and alumni and donor relations. Prior to her appointment at Lourdes University, she was the Assistant Dean, Medical School Development, at Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine.

From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Stouffer served as the Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. During her tenure, she increased total giving each year, directed a $35M comprehensive campaign, and led the team responsible for the highest financial attainment in the school’s history.

Her resume also includes mid- and senior-level positions at Case Western’s School of Law, Oberlin College and the Perrysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. A Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE), Ms. Stouffer has completed 100+ hours of additional education in fundraising and volunteer development. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Findlay and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.