Tom brings more than 25 years of development experience to Schultz & Williams from institutions engaged in education, arts and culture, public media, social justice, and international relief. His areas of expertise include major gift fundraising, capital campaign planning and execution, staff management, as well as board and volunteer development.
Tom came to S&W from the Quaker organization American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), where he served as chief development officer and directed their successful Courageous Acts campaign, raising $41 million in addition to achieving yearly fundraising targets in excess of $30 million. During an earlier tenure at AFSC, Tom served as a major gifts officer and program director for the organization.
Tom previously worked as director of development for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Delaware, supporting the quiet phase of the University of Delaware’s first campaign. Prior to that, he served as executive director of development for KCET public television in Los Angeles. At both KCET and the University of Delaware, Tom established, recruited, and trained volunteer major donor councils to partner with leadership in fundraising.
Tom has also served on several nonprofit boards including his alma mater, The Friends School Mullica Hill, where he led its members and successfully solicited the lead gift for the school’s first-ever campaign to construct a new library and classroom building. He has served recently on the boards of The Print Center and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
Recent S&W Clients
- Wilmington Friends School
- People’s Light
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Theatre – Temple University
- Master’s Degree in Photography – University of Delaware