Justin Glasson, Vice President, has fifteen years of experience leading capital campaigns and annual fundraising operations in support of arts, culture, and higher education. As a trusted partner to governing boards, executive directors, academic leaders, and senior development officers, he has spent his career helping organizations accomplish their most ambitious goals through strategic and effective fundraising.
Prior to joining GG+A, Justin served as Chief Advancement Officer for the Hammer Museum at UCLA, where he oversaw development, membership, events, and visitor experience at one of the nation’s most influential and admired museums of contemporary art. He was responsible for all aspects of the museum’s $180 million capital campaign, including an award-winning case statement, a high-profile launch in the New York Times, and a pair of jointly announced leadership gifts totaling $50 million. In his previous role at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, he directed quiet-phase fundraising for the museum’s $90 million transformation campaign, including a $25 million naming gift, and supported its 24-member development team in expanding annual operating revenue by over 30%.
During a decade at the University of Chicago, Justin led all fundraising and engagement efforts for the UChicago Arts initiative, a landmark investment centered on the construction of the $114 million Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. The initiative also supported the creation of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, the opening of the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, and the launch of a national alumni network for graduates working in arts and entertainment. As development director for a university-wide strategic initiative, Justin was also deeply involved in planning, strategy, and readiness for the University of Chicago’s $4.5 billion campaign. In his prior role at the university’s Smart Museum of Art, he secured several of the largest individual, government, and foundation contributions in the museum’s history.
Justin is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Chicago. He lives in Los Angeles.