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Johanna Wolfe

Johanna Wolfe
Vice President
Advancement and University Relations
One Main Building, Suite S990
Telephone: 713-221-8909

Scope of Responsibilities

In her role at UHD, Ms. Wolfe is responsible for Advancement and External Relations. She provides leadership for planning, coordination and execution of strategic initiatives to enhance UHD's visibility and reputation. Her responsibilities also include managing and providing oversight to all components of fundraising operation. These include alumni relations, annual fund and individual giving, corporate relations, prospect research and gift processing. Ms. Wolfe also manages and directs staff to identify and implement funding strategies through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate, foundation and individual donors. Additionally, she maintains a portfolio of gift prospects and provides support and oversight for the President's external relationships and volunteer council. Ms. Wolfe also leads and directs external relations staff in marketing, media relations and internal/external communications to drive reputation through marketing and communications aimed at enhanced reputation, enrollment growth and fundraising.

Educational Qualifications

Ms. Wolfe earned her Master of Music from Rice University and Bachelor of Music from Southern Methodist University. She is also a Certified Fundraising Executive.

Professional Experience

Johanna Wolfe has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit management and development within higher education, healthcare and the arts. Her broad-based experience includes work with foundation, corporate and individual donors to achieve fundraising results. She has also managed University gift officers and oversaw business plan development. Ms. Wolfe successfully designed and completed a $20 million capital campaign as well as secured a $20 million gift to establish a collaborative arts center. She has provided strategic leadership and direction for advancement operations, including fundraising, communications, marketing, media relations and alumni relations.


Last updated 11/3/2020 11:45 AM