Bob Alsobrook

Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director

Consulting to help an organization reach its fundraising objectives requires more than skill in practice and technique; it relies on understanding what people hope to achieve through philanthropy.


Bob Alsobrook, Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director, has more than 40 years of experience leading fundraising programs and consulting with major educational and medical institutions.

Through his work, Bob has developed extensive skills in managing and directing the development and alumni programs of institutions while working closely with executive cabinets, President’s councils, budget and planning teams, and marketing teams. Bob’s professional responsibilities have included management in all areas of development as well as directing alumni affairs and public relations programs. He has also developed and executed long-term operating plans and fundraising campaigns for a wide-range of higher education and healthcare institutions.

Bob served as Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and, as Director of the university’s Building a Future Campaign, significantly exceeded its goal more than one year ahead of schedule. Previously, he was Vice President for Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he managed medical center fundraising programs for support from all sectors and coordinated fundraising, public relations, and alumni programs for the School of Medicine, the University Hospital and Clinic, and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Prior to serving as Tulane’s Vice President, he was the University’s Director of Medical Center Development and Director of the Medical Center campaign.

Before joining Tulane, Bob served at the University of Chicago as Director of Medical Center Alumni Development and as Associate Director of Medical Center Development. In these capacities, he played a significant role in the achievement of the Medical Center’s Renewal campaign. Bob has also served at the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) in the School of Law as Assistant Dean for Administration and Assistant to the Dean, and in the office of the Vice President for Business and Finance. He has held membership in and maintains professional associations with several national organizations concerned with fundraising, including the Association of American Medical Colleges, the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers, and the Council for the Advancement of and Support of Education.

Bob holds a master’s degree in educational administration, supervision, and economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Memphis. He completed all doctoral degree coursework and examination requirements in higher education administration and finance at the University of Memphis.


  • AltaMed Health Services
  • American Cancer Society
  • The University of Arizona Foundation
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Ball State University
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • LDS Philanthropies/Brigham Young University
  • Bucknell University
  • Buena Vista University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Chaminade-Julienne High School
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Medical Center
  • Clarkson University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • University of Connecticut Foundation
  • Cornell University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • University of Florida Foundation
  • University of Florida Health Sciences Center
  • Fordham University
  • Fort Sanders Medical Foundation
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • University of Georgia
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
  • Grinnell College
  • Hoag Hospital Foundation
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Howard Hospital Foundation (of Johns Hopkins Medicine)
  • Indiana University Foundation
  • University of Iowa Foundation
  • Iowa State University Foundation
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Kansas State University Foundation
  • Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • University of Kentucky
  • Louisiana State University Foundation
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Macalester College
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • Marymount University
  • Michigan 4-H Foundation
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Institute of Technology
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation
  • The University of Mississippi
  • The University of Mississippi Foundation
  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • National Center for Healthcare Leadership
  • The University of North Carolina
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Northwell Health Foundation
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Province of St. Thomas of Villanova
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
  • Regional One Health
  • Ricks College
  • Rockhurst University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Saint Thomas Health Services
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • The University of Scranton
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern California, Shoah Foundation Institute
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Stephens College
  • Temple Health
  • Temple University
  • University of Tennessee Foundation
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • United States Naval Academy Foundation
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont
  • Villanova University
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • Weber State University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • World Methodist Council
  • Wright State University
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Yale University School of Medicine
Areas of Expertise
  • Campaign Planning
  • Data Benchmarking
  • Major Gift Office Prospect Strategy Counsel
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Program Reviews
  • Projecting Development Staff and Program Resource Requirements
  • Volunteer Engagement

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