Leadership Profile

William Dean

Associate Vice President for Advancement, Principal Gifts


Willam Dean is the Associate Vice President for Advancement, Principal Gifts, at the UCF Foundation, Inc. Dean has nearly four decades of experience in university outreach, of which 29 years have been specifically focused on fundraising.

Working at institutions such as the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, Duke University and the George Washington University, Dean has direct experience in annual giving, major and principal gift work, program and staff management, event creation and direction, volunteer management and campaign planning and implementation. He has worked with the full spectrum of donors, ranging from alumni, parents and grateful patients to corporations, foundations and organizations.   

Dean received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and from that experience retains an avid interest in international affairs — and lacrosse.

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