AGB Council of Foundation Leaders

The Council of Foundation Leaders is a standing advisory group of professional leaders, knowledgeable about the roles, responsibilities, and practices of effective governance for institutionally related foundations. They also have a deep understanding of the purpose of institutionally related foundations and the inherent dynamics of interrelatedness between foundations and the universities, systems, and colleges they serve. The Council meets quarterly.

Council Ambassador

George P. Watt
AGB Senior Consultant, Senior Fellow, and Membership Ambassador
Former Executive Vice President, Institutional Advancement
and Executive Director, College of Charleston Foundation
Former President, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and U.S. Naval Academy Foundation


Margaret Ann Bollmeier
Medical College of Virginia

Gretchen Buhlig
Arizona State University Foundation

Deanna Carlson Zink
University of North Dakota

Kristen DeVries
Western Michigan University Foundation

Jay Dowd
The Citadel Foundation

Chris Dyba
East Carolina University

Tom Hyatt
Dentons US LLP

Elizabeth King
Wichita State University Foundation

Rickey McCurry
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Foundation

Maria Gutierrez Martin
University of Florida Foundation

Ian Mercier
Medical College of Georgia Foundation, Inc.
Augusta University

Mike Mlinac
University of North Texas Foundation

James H. Moore, Jr.
University of Illinois Foundation

Cherí O’Neill
Colorado State University Foundation

Guy Patton
University of Oklahoma Foundation

Vita Pickrum
Delaware State University Foundation

Leonard Raley
University of Maryland System Foundation

Jeff Rountree
University of Mary Washington Foundation

Katherine Sawyer
Oakton Community College Foundation

Al Trujilo
Georgia Tech

Tyson Voelkel
Texas A&M Foundation

Donna Vuchinich
Simon Fraser University

Kim Way
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Greg Willems
Kansas State University Foundation

With thanks to our partner for their support of this council.