Devin Mathias

Senior Director, Development

As the senior director of development, Devin leads the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’development team. He has been a fundraising and marketing professional for more than 20 years. 

He led annual giving for the University of Florida and the University of Michigan, followed by a tenure in management, marketing and fundraising consulting. While consulting, his clients included a wide variety of leading nonprofits, such as the Boston Children’s Hospital, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Public Radio International, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. These efforts focused on marketing, capital campaigns, major gifts fundraising and annual giving efforts. 

Devin then served as the Chief Development & Communications Officer for The Cornucopia Institute, the leading organic food industry watchdog organization. He helped lead an overhaul of the development and communications strategies and served as interim executive director after the founding executive director’s departure. 

Devin’s philanthropic career was inspired by participating in leadership roles for Penn State’s Dance Marathon while earning his undergraduate degree in communications. While working for the University of Florida, Devin earned his MBA from the Warrington School of Business. 

Devin has presented for and served in leadership roles with organizations such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Donor Relations Professionals and the Annual Giving Directors’ Consortium. 

He lives in State College, Pennsylvania with his wife, Tiffany, and three children. He is on the board of his local Rotary club and executive committee for his Rotary district. Devin and is active in a number of volleyball leagues and tournaments and spends time hiking and golfing with his family whenever possible.  

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