CU Foundation names Robb Pike new UCCS development leader

By Staff
Robb Pike

Robb Pike

The University of Colorado Foundation has named Robb Pike as vice president for development, effective Aug. 22. Pike will lead development activities at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and manage the foundation’s seven member local staff.

Pike comes to the CU Foundation from Colorado College, where he served as a director of development. He has more than 12 years fundraising experience for such institutions as Project Angel Heart, United Way, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is vice president for the Lewis Palmer School District Board of Education in Monument. A certified fundraising executive, he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mesa State College, Grand Junction.

“Robb Pike brings outstanding fundraising acumen and local knowledge to this position, and we’re excited to have him on board,” said Wayne Hutchens, president and chief executive officer, CU Foundation. “As we pursue our goal for Creating Futures, the University of Colorado’s largest campaign ever, we are on strong footing under Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak’s leadership, and with Robb’s unique skill set.”

Pike replaces Brian Winkelbauer who oversaw two of UCCS’s strongest years ever for private support.

“I hope to further the relationships Brian has developed within and beyond the UCCS family,” Pike said. “UCCS is a premier Colorado institution and a vital community asset, and I am eager to help the university achieve its vision.”

Founded in 1967, the nonprofit CU Foundation partners with the University of Colorado to raise, manage, and invest private support for the university's benefit. The Foundation is currently undertaking Creating Futures, a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign to enhance University of Colorado education, research, outreach, and health programs benefiting citizens throughout and beyond Colorado. Visit for more information.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The university offers 36 bachelor's degrees, 19 master's and five doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 9,000 students annually.