Keith DiDonato has been named CFAES’ new chief advancement officer starting May 20. He will lead and develop the college’s Office of Advancement, which includes fundraising, alumni relations, and marketing communications.
DiDonato previously was the associate vice president for development at The College of Wooster, where he oversaw the major and planned giving programs, annual giving, and the parents and family giving program. In that role, he was directly involved with the largest fundraising year in the history of the institution, adding $40 million to the school’s campaign. He is a 2001 bachelor’s degree graduate of CFAES’ Department of Animal Sciences and has also worked for Oberlin College and Cargill Corporation.