Bob Alsobrook

Senior Consulting Vice President

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 Consulting Vice President, 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 Medica 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 Corp.
  • American Cancer Society
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova
  • Ball State University
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham Young University
  • Bucknell University
  • Buena Vista University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Chaminade Julienne High School
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children's Medical Center Dallas
  • Clarkson University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Cornell University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Fordham University
  • Fort Sanders Foundation
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Greenville Health System Foundation
  • Grinnell College
  • Hawai’i Pacific University
  • Hillel House (of the University of Southern California)
  • Hoag Hospital Foundation
  • Howard Hospital Foundation (of Johns Hopkins Medicine)
  • Indiana University Foundation
  • Iowa State University Foundation
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Kansas State University Foundation
  • Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Louisiana State University Foundation
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Macalester College
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • Marymount University
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation
  • Michigan 4-H Foundation
  • Michigan State University
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation
  • National Center for Healthcare Leadership
  • Northwell Health Foundation (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Foundation)
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Norton Healthcare Foundation
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Oregon State University
  • Our Lady of the Lake Foundation
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Philanthropies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
  • Regional One Health
  • Ricks College
  • Rockhurst University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Saint Thomas Health
  • Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Luke's University Health Network
  • Stephens College
  • Temple University
  • Temple University Health System
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • United States Naval Academy Foundation
  • University of Arizona Foundation
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • University of Connecticut Foundation
  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • University of Florida Foundation
  • University of Florida Health Science Center
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • University of Iowa Foundation
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Minnesota
  • The University of Minnesota Foundation
  • University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering
  • The University of Mississippi
  • The University of Mississippi Foundation
  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Rolla
  • The University of North Carolina
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • The University of Scranton
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern California, Shoah Foundation Institute
  • 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
  • The University of Vermont
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • 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 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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