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Christopher Dunne

To solicit major gifts from alumni of the College to help secure its future.

Title

Principal Gifts Officer

Background

Chris comes to us from Harvard School of Public Health where he was Senior Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations. Prior to his work at Harvard, he spent many years practicing law as a partner in a national law firm and in smaller firms and was general counsel to two major corporations. 

Chris is devoted to liberal arts education and spent many years working for his alma mater, Haverford College. He served for twelve years as a Member of the Board of Managers and as a member of the Haverford Corporation, the organization that holds title to Haverford’s assets. During his board tenure, Chris served as Chair of the Haverford Fund (annual giving) and chaired the mid-Atlantic major gifts effort for Haverford’s last capital and scholarship campaign. He has been president of his class since freshman year and served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association and as President of the Alumni Association. Also, Chris was an active participant on the Kenyon College Parent’s Advisory Council and chaired the Council during his fourth year of service.

An active participant in Philadelphia community affairs, Chris served for many years on the board of Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education (now Legacy Tennis) and was a volunteer attorney and board member for the Support Center for Child Advocates, an organization that represents abused, neglected and medically-needy children in Philadelphia. Chris continues to play an active role with the Support Center by serving on its Leadership Council. While in private law practice, Chris represented Independence Public Media, which owns and operates a public TV station in Philadelphia, and currently serves as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors.

Chris is looking forward to meeting Ursinus alumni and parents of current students as he works to assure a vibrant future for the College.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading historical biographies, playing tennis and sailing
on the Sassafras River.

Education

Chris has a BA from Haverford College, a JD from Georgetown University, an SM in Physiology from Harvard School of Public Health and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.