You have to understand how money works, and how it can change the lives of students in order to be an effective fundraiser. That’s the expertise that Tony Neal ’81 holds, and the knowledge that LeMoyne-Owen College tapped when they named him as Vice President of Advancement.
In a recent announcement, the 156-year-old Memphis college noted:
Neal has served as vice president of institutional advancement at Bennett College, a historically black college in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and as vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the college’s foundation at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Before joining higher education, he held fundraising positions with United Way of the Mid-South in Memphis and at other United Way organizations in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia and North Carolina.
Neal, who grew up in South Memphis, received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Denison University (Granville, Ohio), a Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan) and a doctorate in higher education administration from Jackson State University (Jackson, Mississippi).