Gary Rounding, chief fund-raiser at Wayne State University, has accepted the position of senior vice president of philanthropy at Henry Ford Health System. Rounding joined Wayne State from the University of Alabama four years ago.
Since arriving, Wayne State
's development staff tripled and annual giving went from $25 million to $75 million, he
will move to his
new post in late October or early November.
...Rounding had two titles at WSU: vice president of advancement and president of the Wayne State University Foundation.He
expected President Irvin Reid to name interim replacements to both positions today. Rounding
is leaving two years into the silent phase of a $500 million campaign the university hopes to kick off publicly by the end of 2004 or early 2005.The university already has raised $150 million so far, which is about $22 million ahead of schedule, Rounding
will examine the pros and cons of forming a foundation board.Henry Ford is planning a systemwide capital campaign, and a foundation board, if formed, must first be approved by the board of directors, Rounding said.
The final goal for the campaign has not been set nor has the start date for the silent phase, he
Annual giving is about $25 million to $30 million now, and Rounding
said the board hired him to take that to the "next level," which he
described as $50 to $70 million annually. Rounding replaces R. Glen Smiley, the corporate vice president of development since 1996.