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Donald M. Fellows

President & Chief Executive Officer
Senior Consultant & Principal


San Diego State University, B.A., University of San Diego, M.Ed.


San Diego, California

Clients Served
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Don joined Marts & Lundy as a senior consultant in 2000 bringing more than 20 years of fundraising experience in higher education to the firm. He was elected President & Chief Executive Officer in 2006 after serving as a managing director since 2004. Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, he served as director of development at the University of San Diego and, from 1985 to 1990, he was associate director of development at the Stanford Business School where he was responsible for seeking major gifts in support of Stanford’s $1.1 billion “Centennial Campaign.”

As a member of CASE and AFP, he has served on the Board of Directors of CASE District VII and the San Diego Chapter of AFP. He currently serves on CASE’s Industry Advisory Board. Don has been active in the San Diego community as a volunteer board member of the Century Club of San Diego, Westview High School Foundation and the Rancho Family YMCA, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network (YNPN).  He currently serves as a director of the Giving Institute and formerly as a director of the Giving USA Foundation.

Partial List of Clients Served

Baylor University, TX
Boston College, MA
California State University, Chico
California State University, Northridge
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Children’s Hospital of Orange County, CA
Colorado Conservation Trust, CO
Colorado State University
King Faud University, Saudi Arabia
Methodist Hospital, CA
Montessori School of Maui, HI
Museum of Contemporary Art-Los Angeles, CA
National University of Singapore
Northern Arizona University
Notre Dame de Namur University, CA
Oregon State University
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Phillips Exeter Academy, ME
Pomona College, CA
Regis University, CO
San Diego State University, CA
Scripps College, CA
Shattuck St. Mary’s School, MN
St. John’s College, NM
The Webb Schools, CA
United States Golf Association (USGA), NJ
University of Arizona, The
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Dallas, TX
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
University of Portland, OR
University of San Diego, CA
University of the Pacific, CA
Utah State University