The University of Colorado Foundation has promoted Matthew Wasserman to the newly established position of vice president of development for the University of Colorado Denver campus based in downtown Denver. As a vice president, Wasserman leads a fundraising effort that has raised more than $13 million to date this fiscal year, and oversees a staff of eight.
Wasserman, a 2004 MBA alumnus of the CU Denver Business School, has been the chief fundraiser for the downtown Denver campus since January 2010. Since arriving at the foundation in 2007, he has played a prominent role in the campaign for the Business School’s new home, which opened earlier this year.
Prior to working at the foundation, Wasserman served in various fundraising and management roles including co-owner and president of the Denver Development Group and membership director for the Denver Art Museum.
To date, both the CU Denver campus and Anschutz Medical Campus have been led by a single vice president, Cheryl Kisling. Wasserman’s new appointment reflects the CU Foundation’s increased fundraising focus at CU Denver, as its campuses have seen unprecedented recent success and are being positioned for continued growth. Kisling continues as vice president overseeing and focusing exclusively on the Anschutz Medical Campus, which raised over $40 million during the most recent fiscal year.