Portrait of John Tatum

John Tatum Grice

Director, Annual Giving, University of Wisconsin Foundation

John began his career in philanthropy as a student foundation member at Kansas State University, serving within the K-State Proud Student Campaign. This experience jump-started his passion for higher education philanthropy.

Following graduation, he began his tenure in KSU Foundation’s Annual Giving department, focused on direct mail, phonathon, student philanthropy, and student life fundraising. In April of 2014, he accepted a role at the Oklahoma State University Foundation focused on next generation philanthropy focused on engaging students, young alumni, and donors in all seasons of life through crowdfunding, days of giving, and peer-to-peer strategies. Currently, John leads the University of Wisconsin-Madison annual giving team.