Matthew vandenBerg

Matthew vandenBerg, vice president for advancement and external relations, heads a 17-member advancement staff charged with leading efforts to raise resources and increase constituent involvement for the continued enhancement of Alma College programs and facilities. A 2002 graduate of Alma College, he returned to his alma mater in June 2015 after acquiring more than a decade of fundraising and advancement managerial experience, including positions of responsibility in higher education, with a national consulting and management firm, and as a Congressional legislative assistant. Alma’s advancement function includes responsibility for alumni and parent engagement, the Annual Fund, foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment and campaign initiatives, donor stewardship, and prospect research. He has a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.