Tom Herbert brings his extensive foundation and fundraising knowledge to NACUBO Consulting. He is the senior vice president for university advancement and president of the Miami University Foundation, where he leads an advancement staff of approximately one hundred and forty in all areas of alumni relations, communications, information technology, and development.
Prior to his current position, Herbert was the vice president of development at Dartmouth College. Before his Dartmouth appointment, he served in various roles at Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation, including vice president for university wide programs—a role that encompassed directing a $1.1 billion-dollar campaign, development of a principal gifts program, and staffing the university president. During that time, he also taught a fundraising course and co-authored a textbook on major and planned giving. He has been an assistant vice president for development at the University of Michigan and began his career as a gift planning officer at Drake University.
He has presented at numerous development conferences for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and served on its National Commission on Philanthropy. Currently he is on the faculty at Rice University’s Center of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership where he teaches a seminar nonprofit management. He also served on the national board of the NACUBO.
Herbert holds a BA in history from Northwestern University and a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.