Indiana University Bloomington

Richard Dupree to join IU Foundation as executive vice president for development

  • Sept. 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Indiana University Foundation President and CEO Dan Smith has announced that Richard K. Dupree will join the foundation as executive vice president for development beginning Oct. 1. 

 “Rick’s metrics-driven approach to development and his fundraising success at Kelley make him an excellent fit for the foundation,” said Smith, who, as the former dean of the Kelley School of Business, worked with Dupree for eight years. “He is recognized not just at IU, but nationally as an innovator in fundraising operations. We are confident that his exceptional leadership and campaign experience will take our development team to the next level in service to IU.”

Dupree is currently assistant dean of development and alumni relations for the Kelley School of Business. Over nearly two decades at Kelley, he has managed four major fundraising initiatives, helping to attract more than $375 million in gifts and grants. He designed and directed the school’s “Count Me In” campaign, securing more than $60 million in support for the construction of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Complex in Bloomington.

Dupree joined the Kelley office of development in 1996 as the executive director and became assistant dean with the merger of Kelley’s development and alumni offices in 2008. Before coming to IU, he was director of alumni and parent relations for the University of Evansville and director of major gifts and managing director of capital campaigns for Michigan’s acclaimed Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he managed the $45 million “Campaign for Interlochen.”

His extensive background in higher education, the performing arts, and development evaluation systems and metrics has made him a sought-after counsel for numerous nonprofits in the U.S., Hungary and the U.K. He holds a Bachelor of Music in performance with high honors from the University of Evansville.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the entire university community in my new role on the IU Foundation team,” Dupree said. “I look forward to working with the foundation board, Dan Smith, and the excellent alumni/development staff at the foundation and across all IU campuses.”

In his new role, Dupree will serve as an executive officer of the IU Foundation, with primary responsibility for the leadership and advancement of the development and fundraising programs for all Indiana University campuses. By integrating strategic planning and performance metrics, he will be responsible for maximizing the success of all university campaigns and supporting IU’s principles of excellence.

Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value of nearly $1.7 billion. In fiscal year 2013, IU received $305.9 million in support from the private sector. IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.

Richard K. Dupree

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