Advancement Office

Matt vandenBerg

I lead and manage a 17-member Advancement Office, which aims to build and strengthen meaningful relationships and strategic partnerships with the collegeā€™s alumni, parents, and friends.

Advancement Office functions include:

  • Alumni, family, and community engagement
  • Major gifts
  • Planned / estate giving
  • Annual giving
  • Corporate and foundation partnerships
  • Donor relations and stewardship
  • Prospect research and management
  • Records and reporting


Vice President for Advancement and External Relations

My career at Alma began in


Educational background

A graduate of Alma College, I earned a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2005.  I am a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).