Recent Placements

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, College Foundation

Lee Harper joins the College Foundation as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Lee came to the Foundation after 26 years at Southeastern Asset Management, a Memphis-based $15 billion investment management firm focused on long-term, concentrated, engaged value investing in equity securities. As a principal, Lee built the external relationships and internal infrastructure related to the revenue side of the business through the firm’s significant expansion.

DIrector of Development

Kevin Barry joins the University of Virginia as the Director of Development for the College Foundation. Kevin comes to UVA with seven years of experience in higher education, with the past four being spent with the University of Maryland. While at Maryland, he worked in several roles within development, including time with the School of Public Policy, Annual Giving, and most recently Gift Planning.

Director of Development, Principal Gifts

Alex Fritz joined the College Foundation as Director of Development, Principal Gifts, in November 2019.  Alex is an accomplished development professional with over 17 years of experience in higher education fundraising.  He began his career as a CPA with Deloitte before transitioning to Sara Lee Corporation where he managed various responsibilities in financial planning and customer logistics.

Senior Associate Vice President, Health System Development & Executive Director, UVA Health Foundation

Senior Associate Vice President, Health System Development & Executive Director, UVA Health Foundation

Director of Strategic and Student Flourishing Initiatives, Contemplative Sciences Center

Lyndsay Alexander oversees the Contemplative Sciences Center’s (CSC) Student Flourishing division, supports expansion of the center’s national and international networks, and ensures CSC’s work is streamlined, efficient, and mission oriented.

Director of Development, Ridley Scholarship Fund - UVA Alumni Association

Marcus L. Martin Jr. has 20 years of banking, production, management, fundraising, operational and trading and data sciences experience. As a varsity athlete at the University of Virginia, Marcus interned for UVA Endowment within Fixed Income. After graduation, Marcus spent his first 10 years in the emerging markets, with roles across capital markets including; structuring, production and management within Europe, Middle East and Africa at UBS, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Troika (SBERbank) and UniCredit.

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