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The campaign feasibility study conducted by Nora and Dean was very helpful. They were quick studies about Kalamazoo College and our culture. Nora and Dean put our interviewees at ease and really connected with them. It was a pleasure working with these two professionals.

Albert J. DeSimone
Vice President for College Advancement
Kalamazoo College

Dean A. Rein

Senior Counsel

Dean Rein has enjoyed a distinguished development career spanning more than 35 years, including over 20 years in the chief development officer role. He has achieved record-breaking results in numerous capital campaigns from comprehensive multi-million dollar goals to annual funding initiatives. Dean has extensive experience in advancement administration, campaign management, strategic planning, major gifts, board development and staff training.

As a consultant, Dean has partnered with boards, presidents, executive directors and chief development officers for a variety of clients including education, health care and community organizations, as well as professional associations. His consulting services have included campaign counsel, feasibility studies, development audits, annual and long-range planning, board training, staff development and executive search.

His professional experience includes positions as Vice President with Advocate Charitable Foundation where he directed the development programs at two hospitals, and as Executive Vice President of the ProHealth Care Foundation where he successfully completed several focused campaigns, more than doubled gift revenue and completed the merger of two foundations. Dean served as the first Executive Director of the American College of Surgeons Foundation and for 15 years was Senior Vice President at Carroll University where he led the development, alumni relations and public affairs programs. He served as Vice President at Children’s Hospital Foundation in Milwaukee and has held development positions with Northwestern University, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Junior Achievement of Chicago.

Dean earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University, a certificate in managing institutional advancement from the University of Chicago and a certificate in non-profit management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Scholars Program. He is the recipient of the Scott Cutlip Award from the Milwaukee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the organization’s highest honor for nonprofit professionals.  He has served in a variety of volunteer capacities and has presented at regional and national conferences of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

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