Jeffrey Schoenherr, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
The Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations began at Emerson in May 2012. Schoenherr’s initial task was to bring the very latest best practices in alumni and donor relations to the College and to develop a strategic plan that led to Emerson’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. Schoenherr brings more than 20 years of fundraising and alumni relations experience earned at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Michigan.
Formerly at Harvard Law, Schoenherr oversaw all aspects of alumni relations, the annual fund, major gifts, and gift planning, leading a staff of 25 professionals who raise more than $35 million each year. At Johns Hopkins, Schoenherr managed a team responsible for regional and international major gifts who were engaged in the $3.74 billion Knowledge for the World Campaign. Among other responsibilities, his team hosted events for more than 3,200 donors that yielded 322 gifts totaling $50 million.
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