John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, has appointed Bill Warren, as an associate vice president for University Advancement, effective April 18. Prior to joining the University community, Warren served as vice president of development for the National Geographic Society.
At National Geographic, Warren was responsible for building awareness around the society’s nonprofit mission and cultivating philanthropic leaders to help National Geographic grow its exploration and educational programs. Warren also worked with National Geographic Society President and CEO Gary Knell to design and implement the organization’s first-ever capital campaign.
“I am grateful that Bill Warren has joined our University Advancement team,” commented Garvey. “His experience and leadership in non-profit development and capital campaigns will be great assets to our advancement efforts.”
Warren joined National Geographic in December 2002. Prior to his role as vice president of development, he served as the society’s vice president of foundation relations and grants — managing the team that interfaces with private foundations — and oversaw competitive grant-seeking from the federal government.
“The opportunity to join the advancement team at The Catholic University of America was simply too good to pass up,” said Warren. “Under the dynamic leadership of President Garvey and Vice President for University Advancement Scott Rembold, this institution is truly poised to take a major step forward in philanthropy. I am both honored and humbled to join an outstanding team and to be in position to build and fortify it even further.”
Before joining National Geographic, he served in development communications and foundation relations with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the YWCA of the National Capital Area. Early in his career, Warren served in annual giving at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and at the Maret School in Washington, D.C.
Warren received his B.A. in psychology from Johns Hopkins in 1994. Born and raised in Portland, Ore., Warren is married with two sons and lives in Chevy Chase, Md.
In his new role, Warren will provide management oversight of the University Advancement office in several key areas, including corporate and foundation relations and Advancement communications. He also will partner with the dean of arts and sciences to help manage the school’s advancement team and will be working with the schools of engineering and music to hire gift officers and build their programs in the near future. Over time, he will partner with the deans of several additional schools to establish their development operations.