Senior Director, Principal Gifts, University of Texas at Austin
Through thoughtful and aspirational planning, Mitchell has developed significant principal gift prospects and proposals that have funded transformational moments at Drexel, the University of Arkansas, Occidental and now at the University of Texas at Austin as the Senior Director of Principal Gifts. As a principal gift officer, a former AVP and senior gift planner, he believes strongly in a collaborative team approach and has found success in connecting campus partners to the development experience in the earliest moments of the gift design. Fueled by the power of philanthropy and its impact on both the institution and the donor, Mitchell has developed significant expertise in understanding family dynamics and multi-generational involvement in charitable giving. He has also found considerable success in working with entrepreneurs, building a principal gift level parents initiative and developing major and principal gift strategies for international prospects in Asia and Europe. Most recently, Mitchell has built a Discovery and Major Gift Pipeline program for UT-Austin and has recruited a team of Major Gift officers laser focused on Discovery. Mitchell is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina School of Law and Presbyterian College.