The Cal Alumni Association Announces New Director of Stewardship and Alumni Scholarships Robert Sproul ’69

Berkeley, California, July 15, 2015 – Robert Sproul, who received his B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969, has been selected as the next Director of Stewardship and Alumni Scholarships for the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), UC Berkeley’s alumni association.

Robert Sproul has a wealth of experience fundraising for nonprofits, and in particular has a longtime connection with the University, having spent the last five years here at Cal where he has consistently met and exceeded development goals. Since 2010, Robert has served as Berkeley Law’s Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, during which time he was responsible for finishing off the $125M Campaign for Boalt Hall, leading to a total of $132.5M raised at the conclusion of the campaign in December 2014. In the 2014–15 fiscal year post-campaign, Bob onboarded Dean Choudhry and together with the Alumni Center staff, they raised $20M in Dean Choudhry’s first year.

“Bob is a proven fundraiser at Cal, widely known and well-respected across campus and among Cal alumni and CAA supporters,” said CAA Executive Director Jefferson Coombs ’89. “We are excited for him to bring his wisdom and experience to CAA, and to share new ideas that will take our fundraising and stewardship to the next level.”

“Bob has been an active member of the Cal community, and we are honored that he is bringing his talents to CAA,” added CAA President Cynthia So Schroeder ’91.

Robert succeeds Joani Carpenter ’67, who retired from CAA in June. As Director of Stewardship and Alumni Scholarships, Robert is responsible for the development and deployment of fundraising and stewardship efforts for CAA Alumni Scholarships programs. In addition, he will lead and supervise the Alumni Scholarships department.

Robert has been a leader in the UC Berkeley community and beyond. He has been involved with CAA as a member of the CAA Board of Directors and the California magazine advisory committee. He also served as chairman of the UC Berkeley Letters and Science Board of Directors and of the East Bay Conservation Corps. He was a member of UC Berkeley’s Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of the Directors for the Bancroft Library, Children’s Hospital Oakland, the Fritz Institute, and the SF College of Design.

Founded in 1872 the Cal Alumni Association represents the entire UC Berkeley alumni community. CAA is a self-funded, non-profit organization which exists to serve and support the University of California, Berkeley through an array of programs and services, including scholarships, legislative advocacy, and the award-winning California magazine.

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