Leading the Way

SPRING15leading-the-wayMichael Shippam has devoted more than 30 years of his career to fundraising, and now Georgia Southern University is benefiting from his experience. He is the new Associate Vice President for Major Gifts and the Campaign for University Advancement. He has significant expertise in the areas of annual giving, capital campaign planning and execution and prospect identification and cultivation.

Prior to joining Georgia Southern, Shippam served as the senior director for Regional Advancement with the University of Rochester where he oversaw five regional campaigns, which generated over $550 million in commitments toward the University’s overall goal of $1.2 billion.

Here at Georgia Southern, he said he is focusing on growing philanthropic contributions at the annual giving, major, leadership and principal giving levels as well as expanding the “current base of philanthropic support from corporations and foundations in the Southeast.”

Shippam said he couldn’t be happier about moving his family to Statesboro. His younger son is a student in the sport management program at Georgia Southern.

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