University of the Pacific appoints Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
(Stockton, Calif.) - University of the Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck today announced the appointment of G. Burnham ("Burnie") Atterbury as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Currently Associate Vice President for Development at the University of San Francisco, Atterbury will lead Pacific's fundraising efforts, the Pacific Alumni Association, and the planning for an upcoming comprehensive campaign. He begins his new role at Pacific September 24, 2012.
"Burnie is a highly respected professional who brings deep experience and vision for higher-education fundraising at universities like Pacific," said President Eibeck. "He has led a team of successful fundraisers to build meaningful relationships between his institution and its supporters. He also has extensive experience in the corporate world, which will help Pacific maximize its partnerships in the private sector. I am delighted to have Burnie bring his talents to expand our culture of giving at Pacific."
As Associate Vice President for Development at the University of San Francisco, Atterbury is responsible for major and planned giving, research and stewardship. In 2011-12, he also served as Interim Vice President for Development. In that capacity he presided over dramatic improvements in major giving and annual giving. He oversaw a staff of 40 responsible for principal and major gifts, planned gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, alumni relations, advancement services and events. Atterbury has served in a variety of senior fundraising roles at USF since 2003, including Assistant Dean for Law Development and Senior Director of Major Gifts.
Atterbury will oversee a similar portfolio of advancement functions at Pacific, including major gifts, planned giving, the Pacific Fund, corporation/foundation relations, the Pacific Alumni Association and advancement services. He will work closely with fundraising officers and the leadership in Pacific's eight schools, the College and Intercollegiate Athletics.
"I've been impressed with Pacific's energy, its bold new strategic plan, President Eibeck's vision, and its commitment to exceptional teaching," said Atterbury. "It's an honor to join the talented and devoted advancement team at Pacific."
Prior to joining USF, Atterbury held positions in business development, marketing and sales with SBC. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from California State University, Northridge.
Burnie and his wife Elaine recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. They have three grown sons, all working or in college in the Bay Area.