Thomas Dewar named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of 2022

Tom Dewar, Executive Director of Development, recently received the 2022 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southern Colorado Chapter.

According to the AFP site, the organization “honors individuals who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy in their communities and the world.”

Dewar joined in UCCS in 2014 and has worked in fundraising for almost forty years, along with launching a philanthropy management and counseling firm in 2010.

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for this recognition – but clearly recognize that it is my great fortune to be associated with an organization like UCCS that is so positively perceived in Colorado and where exciting educational projects are being developed every day,” he said. “The opportunity to tell the story of UCCS’s current student impact and our vision for the future is not only fun to share but encourages prospective donors to become valued partners.”

“My personal needs for meaningful engagement include a passion for the mission, pride in my institution, and the opportunity to be surrounded by exceptional campus leadership and teammates who make coming to work a pleasure every day – and I am fortunate to find all of that at UCCS,” said Tom. “I appreciate this recognition very much.”