MICHAEL R. BRITT, ED.D. email@example.com
Ashland, MA 01721 h: 508-231-8103 + c: 508-404-6470
Experienced business, education, and development professional with over 20 years’ success
leading major initiatives in academic environments. Former Associate Provost for Foundation
Relations at Stanford University (Office of the President and Provost). Proven ability to build
coalitions across university, vendors, faculty, and direct interaction with key units associated or
aligned with residential education including, but not limited to facilities, dining services, information
technology, and emergency services. Broad experience with multiple fundraising vehicles (individual,
family, and institutional), successfully obtaining millions for major capital campaigns. Earned
Certificate as participant in Harvard Senior Executive Program. Certified lifetime credentials in K-
12/college instruction, pupil personnel services, staff supervision, and college administration.
+ Development + Campus/Community Outreach + Team Leadership
+ Education & Training + Diversity + Relationships Building
HERITAGE HOUSE MUSIC and NON PROFIT ADVISOR Ashland, MA (LIC 9-2805) 2011
Private Music Instructor/Coach, Philanthropy Principal
Provide vocal and keyboard instruction for students (beginners to graduate school)
Serve as choir director, vocal coach and organist for multiple ensembles
Provided sponsorship consultation for new or small non profits
Continue work on development publication "Color Me Green" as author
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION, Kingston, RI 2006-2011
Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Cultivate new prospects for $100 million capital campaign/Total raised as of 01/11 = $118 million
Coordinated grant management activities to assure quality stewardship of external investments.
Achieved campaign goal 15 months in advance of targeted deadline matching strategy with metrics.
Provided sponsorship and stewardship training for faculty, staff, and student groups.
Organized Corporate and Foundation Advisory Board (Including Board & Community Members)
Secured multiple six-figure and limited seven-figure gifts for new initiatives (Osher Life Long Learning)
Served on planning board for campus week-long Diversity Week activities featuring guest presenters.
EXCHANGE CITY EARTHWORKS, Providence, RI 2005-2006
Director of Development (Project Appointment)
Tapped to fundraise for major capital project of 10,000 sq.ft. learning lab for Johnson & Wales
University without an existing donor base or development operation (Approx. $650K).
Earned special recognition for successfully developing strategy for all fundraising vehicles, recruiting
and training development committee, and generating necessary revenue with no original donor base.
Met fundraising goals through combination of philanthropic gifts and government appropriation
CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE, Cambridge, MA 1999-2004
VP/Director, Institutional Advancement
Developed all aspects of fundraising program for Harvard Medical School affiliate, leading to
introduction of 1,000 new donors from zero, and a significant increase in civic presence
Initiated signature breakfast fund raising event-from zero revenue to $100,000 profit in three years
Built philanthropic base by organizing separate foundation to enable shift away from reliance on
government revenue without investment of additional resources.
Created first $100K-plus endowment funds for medical library, lectureship, and major capital projects.
M I C H AE L R . B R I T T , E D . D . P AG E T W O
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA 1981-1999
Associate Provost for Foundation Relations / Deputy Director, Stanford (Annual) Fund /
Associate Director, Foundation and Corporate Relations / Associate Director, Keystone Program /
Senior Employment Coordinator, Stanford University Personnel Department
Secured $10 million campaign gift for graduate student fellowships with development team.
Developed and submitted major foundation proposals for teaching and research with faculty & staff.
Served as director of youth opportunity program(YOP)-provided youth with mentors and job training.
Implemented new programs in residential education designed to improve student academic
performance changes based on input and collaboration with surrounding community.
Provided faculty and staff with guidance for fixed and longitudinal program and project development
Facilitated workshops hands-on sessions to assimilate underserved population into workforce.
Served a primary liaison to campus public service center-assist with strategic placement of students.
As resident fellow, provided quality instruction for multiple dorm-based courses (music & education)
Worked with trustee and board volunteers to assist with policy, program, project development
Recipient of "Golden Apple" Award for music portion of the production of "A House Divided/The
Lincoln Douglas Debate Series".
PALO ALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Palo Alto, CA
Teacher and Administrative Intern, Terman Middle School / Palo Alto High School
* Command performance awards/recognition for multiple music ensembles
* Teacher of the Year - Palo Alto Unified School District
* Increased music program size from 36 to 150 in less than two years
* Organized and staffed music support group of parents and local businesses
* Expanded curriculum to include ethnic/cultural ensembles including gospel, and vocal jazz
* Served as administrative intern for summer school to meet state credential requirements
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA
Doctor of Education in Education (Curriculum, Teacher Education)
Master of Arts in Education (Music)
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts in Music/Performance
Harvard Senior Executive Program, 2001
California Lifetime Certification, Teacher, K-12 and College
HIPPA Certified, 2003
Stanford Management Development Program
Co-founder, Stanford Black Alumni Association, Northern California and National
Life member, Stanford Alumni Association
Former Board Member, Metro West YMCA and Advisor for New Vision Foundation and City Strings
Former Faculty Member – The Fund Raising School, Indiana University
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Association for Fund Raising Professionals (Former Board Member- State Chapter)
CASE Master Instructor, 2002, 2003 / Regular Presenter - CASE & AFP Conferences