Thomas L. Campbell, MS, MBA, ACFRE

  • Fundraising experience: 35 years 
  • Key services: Assessments, campaigns, planned giving, fundraising  
  • Focus: Education, human services, arts & culture, faith-based 

Thomas L. Campbell, MS, MBA, ACFRE has more than 35 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing, communications and public relations in higher education. As Vice President, Institutional Advancement, at DeSales University, he was responsible for all fundraising, marketing, public relations, website, development services, and alumni and constituent relations. Tom’s teams raised over $110,000,000 for DeSales. He retired from Desales in 2020 following a 32-year career at the University.

In 2012, Tom was awarded the highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE), from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). This certification has been earned by only 100 professionals since the program’s inception in 1992. He is a past recipient of the Outstanding Fundraising Executive award of the Eastern PA Chapter of AFP.

Having earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, Tom went on to earn both a Master of Science in Education there and a Master of Business Administration from Wilkes University. He is chairman of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Board of Governors. He has also been a member of the Boy Scouts-Minsi Trails Council in addition to serving on numerous nonprofit boards and committees.