Lehigh Valley, PA

Richard Button

Richard Button

  • Fundraising experience: 30+ years  
  • Key services: Assessments, planned giving, fundraising
  • Focus: Education, human services 

Dick has extensive experience in higher education fundraising, especially conceiving and implementing new programs in corporate, planned giving, major gifts and employee giving programs that reduce costs, increase participation and grow endowed funds, scholarships and membership at all levels. He also is skilled in recruiting, training and motivating alumni, corporate and community volunteers for annual and capital campaigns, and board development, including solicitation.  

Prior to joining MMS Advancement Associates LLC, Dick served as a development professional at Kutztown University where he supervised a successful eight-figure capital campaign and assisted with two other comprehensive campaigns. Dick is a leader in the Allentown community, serving on the Allentown City Planning Commission and the boards of the Allentown School District Foundation and Mayfair Festival, Inc. He is a past vice president of the Girl Scouts – Great Valley Council. He has presented at regional and national meetings of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASHHE) Advancement conferences; state, regional and national meetings of admissions organizations; and the College Board.  

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