With more than 15 years in corporate and nonprofit development, Jacobson will identify and develop new opportunities for individuals, foundations and businesses to engage and support Concordia’s programs.
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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
Eron Jacobson Joins University Administration with Years of Fundraising Experience
IRVINE, Calif. – January 29, 2014 – Concordia University Irvine announced the addition of Eron Jacobson as the new executive director of development, major and principal gifts. With more than 15 years in corporate and nonprofit development, Jacobson will identify and develop new opportunities for individuals, foundations and businesses to engage and support Concordia’s programs.
“We look forward to the leadership that Eron will bring to our fundraising team. He comes to Concordia with a significant amount of experience in traditional fundraising and corporate relations that will help him strategically secure philanthropic support,” said Tim Jaeger, Executive Vice President for University Advancement. “He will provide new insight on developing platforms for local corporations to partner with the university.”
As a leader for the university advancement staff, Jacobson will oversee the Donor Visitation Team and coordinate the efforts to implement comprehensive plans for major gifts, campaign gifts and planned giving programs. He also will provide supervision and direction to the university’s development operation and develop relationships and solicitation strategies among major donors and prospects.
Prior to joining Concordia, Jacobson launched Sponsored Solutions, an organization that assisted nonprofits with fundraising platforms, corporate development and sponsorship programs. He served as a member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He previously served as director of corporate relations at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Jacobson graduated from Concordia with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
About Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia University Irvine offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location in the City of Irvine, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit master's institutions. Concordia University Irvine enrolls over 4,000 students.