Vice President for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives

Lisa Hollander, B.A., joined Valparaiso University in 2010 as vice president for Advancement. As head of the University’s institutional advancement efforts, she works closely with the president and University leadership to provide the vision, strategy, and operational direction to enhance long-term advancement planning and fundraising.

In 2016, the University launched Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future under Vice President Hollander’s leadership. Forever Valpo is a $250 million endowment campaign that will fund student scholarships, support faculty recruitment and development, and enhance programs to prepare all students to lead and serve.

Prior to Valpo, Vice President Hollander served as a key development professional at DePauw University for 16 years, most recently as vice president for resource planning and senior philanthropic advisor. She was previously the vice president for development and alumni relations, with responsibility for major donors to the university and engagement strategies for the institution’s alumni. Under her leadership, DePauw’s development program received the 2007 CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising for top overall fundraising performance among the nation’s liberal arts institutions.

Vice President Hollander participated in the Women’s Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School and was appointed by the mayor of Greencastle, Ind. to serve as a member of the Citizens Advisory Commission for Industrial Development.


B.A. — University of California-Berkeley

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