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					                                           Thomas J. Wright
                                        tomjwright59@gmail.com
                                www.linkedin.com/in/tomjameswright
                                                                            Phone: 734.622.0499
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103                                                    Cell: 734.277.1620

                                         CAREER SUMMARY

A highly skilled, successful, experienced provider of integrated sales, marketing, and fundraising with
expertise in strategic plans and corporate sponsorships. Proven ability to practically apply experience to
business issues through use of broad expertise in all aspects of fund raising, sales and marketing.
Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, written and verbal skills. Experience includes:
        Prospect Identification                              Sales
        Gift Cultivation, Solicitation and Closing           Marketing and Public Relations
        Annual Fund and Major Donor Programs                 Fundraising
        Video Production & Graphic Design                    Public Speaking
        Database Management & CRM Solutions                  Event Planning
        Donor Relations & Stewardship                        Research

                                    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
THE PAUL SCHULTE FOUNDATION INC., Bradenton, FL                                           2012 – Present
Intern
Paul Schulte is the Co-Captain of the U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. As part of my graduate
studies at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy I have worked in an internship with the Paul
Schulte Foundation and collaborated with a number of other organizations to help secure corporate
sponsors and donations. The purpose of the Paul Schulte Charitable Foundation is to fund children in
wheelchairs to attend a weeklong transformational basketball camp. Here is a video that I helped
produce to interest the Cleveland Cavaliers in hosting an event to benefit the foundation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oGeWl3KocI

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM, Ann Arbor, MI                                        2007-2012
The highly respected academic medical center of the University of Michigan.
Annual Giving Officer
Identified, solicited and retained donors for the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
   Produced six videos that created awareness of the major clinical programs, which were
   successfully used to raise funds, most recently resulting in a recurring annual gift of from the
   Fraternal Order of Eagles.
   Indentified, solicited and retained donors.
   Planned events.
   Produced and delivered faculty presentations

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN PUBLIC MEDIA, Ann Arbor, MI                        2002-2007
Parent organization of Michigan Public Radio and formerly Michigan Television.
Development Officer
Planned and assisted in the execution of major donor events.
   Assisted in securing revenue of over $1.8 million over five years
   Exceeded goals by over 20% in FY 2004 through 2006
   Secured two prominent speakers (Fred Kaufman of the PBS show “Nature” and Claire Bolderson of
   the BBC Newshour) and managed three major donor events.
   Secured an interview with Ms. Bolderson that broadcast on the BBC Newshour to over 40 million
   listeners worldwide.
Thomas J. Wright

DAS GROUP, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                 1998-2002
National Sales Manager
(Media Sales & Planning).
   Responsible for the acquisition of over $400,000 in donations for two Lutheran denominations. This
   funding came from foundations, congregations and individuals. The funds were used for a
   communications and branding campaign.
   Created multi-denominational consortium that brought creative and media planning solutions to the
   $25,000,000 United Methodist Communications’ “Igniting the Ministry Campaign”.

DIRECT TECH ASSOCIATES, Inc., Livonia, MI                                                    1996-1998
Sales Manager
   Planned, managed and sold internet/yellow pages for national and regional accounts.

RUPPMAN MARKETING TECHNOLOGIES, Troy, MI                                                     1994-1996
Account Development Manager
   Planned and sold inbound/outbound-telemarketing, literature fulfillment and internet/yellow pages
   for national and regional clients.
    Client list included Saturn Corporation, Monroe Auto Equipment and Sherwin Williams.
   Manager of Saturn and Monroe Auto Equipment Award winning teams for excellent customer
   service in 1995.

                                             EDUCATION

B.A., Advertising, (Minor in Business Administration) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Certificate in Grant Writing 101, The Grant Institute, Los Angeles, CA,
Received; course work included, the fundamentals of program planning, professional grant writing, and
grant research.

Certificate of Fundraising Management (CFRM), The Fundraising School at the Center on
Philanthropy at Indiana University – Includes: "Developing Leadership for Major Gifts", "Planned Giving:
Getting the Proper Start", Principles and Techniques of Fundraising 101, and Interpersonal
Communications

Executive Masters Program, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, completed four of the
six core courses. Program should be completed in the next three years.


                                  MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

Member, Fraternal Order of Eagles
Member, Volunteer at YMCA of Ann Arbor
Member, Volunteer, Choir Member at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Ann Arbor




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Description: Thomas Wright is a highly skilled, successful, experienced provider of integrated sales, marketing, and fundraising with expertise in strategic plans and corporate sponsorships. He has proven ability to practically apply experience to business issues through use of broad expertise in all aspects of fund raising, sales and marketing.