Dean A. Rein
Dean Rein has enjoyed a distinguished development career spanning more than 30 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 leadership and staff development.
As a consultant, Dean has partnered with boards, presidents 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 feasibility studies, development audits, annual and long-range planning, board 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, Junior Achievement of Chicago and Northern Illinois University.
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. In 2001 he was the recipient of the AFP Milwaukee Chapter’s Scott Cutlip Award – the organizations 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).