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Mike Levine brings more than 40 years of experience in fundraising and management within higher education institutions to the GG+A team. Mike has provided counsel to a number of prestigious clients during his time at GG+A, including Ohio State University, Tulane University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Before joining GG+A, Mike enjoyed a more than 30-year career in at the University of Chicago, working in various roles within their development department. For the last 15 years, Mike served as Associate Vice President with a focus on principal gifts. He helped close several of the biggest ever gifts to the University in partnership with the President, Deans, and Board of Trustees.
During his long career in development, Mike worked for both Brandeis University as Director of Development for the Midwest, and at the Museum of Science and Industry as their Director of Development, where he ran a successful capital campaign.
Mike is a popular presenter and teacher. He has presented talks on a wide range of development topics at national associations including the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Council for the Advancement of Education, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has spoken at international conferences and to nonprofit professionals from China. Additionally, he taught classes in the University of Chicago’s Graham School certificate program for non-profit management for fifteen years, where his most popular class was “Improving Board Effectiveness.” He served on the board of the Reva and David Logan Foundation and through that experience gained insight into the giving side of philanthropy.
Mike attended the University of Connecticut, the University of Illinois, and the University of Chicago, and holds degrees in History and Middle Eastern Studies.