Law School Names Michael Tompos Director of Advancement
OCTOBER 12, 2012—Michael Tompos, a 25-year fundraising veteran, has been selected as the Law School's new Director of Advancement. He will assume his responsibilities on November 5, 2012.
Tompos will lead the Office of Advancement in overseeing efforts to raise money for student scholarships, faculty recruitment and retention, strategic initiatives, and core operating support. He will also oversee special projects and activities to engage the Law School's 12,000 alumni working across the country and around the world.
The Office of Advancement develops the institutional resources to ensure the Law School's future in providing high-quality education and service to the profession and the larger community. Tompos will work with the cabinet of the GENERATIONS campaign to meet its $70 million goal. Following its public launch in April 2011, the campaign has already raised 64% of that goal.
"Mike will bring new energy and insights to the Law School's GENERATIONS campaign," says David Wippman, Law School dean. "His breadth of experience and remarkable past success as a fundraiser and development program leader at Carleton and elsewhere make him ideally suited to lead the Law School's advancement office."
Tompos joins the Law School from his role as director of major and planned giving at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. He also served as director (2008-10) and development officer (2003-08) of Carleton's 50th reunion programs and managed fundraising activities, recruited alumni leaders, and coordinated volunteer efforts.
Previously he was director of development at the College of Wooster in Ohio, director of planned giving and special gifts at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, associate director of major gifts at Union College in New York state, and director of alumni relations and annual giving at New York University.
Tompos is a member of the nonprofit Minnesota Planned Giving Council and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a Washington, D.C.-based international association of educational institutions. He received his B.A. in English from Carleton College.