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Michael F. Sinkus

Senior Consultant & Principal;
Leader, Higher Education Practice Group


Bucknell University, A.B., M.A.


Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Michael Sinkus came to the firm in 1978 and during his tenure has worked with a wide variety of non-profits including educational institutions of all sizes, both public and private; arts and culture organizations; faith-based institutions; and a myriad of others.  A firm believer in the value of analytics in helping organizations understand and quantify their full potential, his liberal arts background gives him a deep appreciation of the blending of art & science in our work as consultants to the world of philanthropy. Michael also promotes the value of strategy and has provided strategic planning consulting for several clients.

He has served the firm in a number of administrative capacities: member of the Board of Directors, treasurer, secretary, president, and as chair and CEO from 1999 to 2006.  In 2006 he turned his full attention to client work, determined to help institutions of all kinds achieve their full philanthropic potential.  Prior to joining the firm, Michael held positions at Yale University and at his alma mater, Bucknell University.

Michael is an avid golfer and runner, competing in as many tournaments and races as his busy consulting schedule will allow.

Partial List of Clients Served
Adelphi University, NY
American Museum of Natural History,NY
Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD
Bank Street College of Education, NY
Belmont Hill School, MA
Boston College, MA
Boston Symphony Orchestra, MA
Browning School, NY
Brunswick School, CT
Bryant University, RI
Buckley School, NY
Bucknell University, PA
Carleton University, Canada
Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, Inc., FL
Clarkson University, NY
Colby College, ME
Colorado State University, CO
Creighton University, NE
Culver Educational Foundation, IN
Deerfield Academy, MA
DePauw University, IN
Episcopal Academy, PA
Fenn School, MA
Frick Collection, NY
Furman University, SC
Gonzaga College SJ, Ireland
Hampshire College, MA
Haverford School, PA
Iona College, NY
Iowa State University Foundation, IA
Junior Achievement, CO
Lupus Research Institute, NY
Manhattan School of Music, NY
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, MA
Memorial Hospital & Health System, IN
Middlesex School, MA
Milton Academy, MA
Monroe Institute, VA
Montclair State University, NJ
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, NC
Northeastern University, MA
Oakland University, MI
Pepperdine University, CA
Pine School, FL
Pratt Institute, NY
Queens University, Canada
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Rutgers University Foundation, NJ
Seton Hall University, NJ
St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, NJ
St. Paul’s School, NH
St. Peter’s College, NJ
Stetson University, FL
Texas A&M University, TX
Trinity College School, Canada
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, AR
The University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Cincinnati, OH
University of Florida Foundation, Inc., FL
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, MA
University of Michigan Business School, MI
University of New Hampshire Foundation, NH
University of New Mexico, NM
University of Notre Dame, IN
University of Texas at Austin, TX
University School, OH
Wake Forest University, NC
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, NC
Wayne State University, MI
Wheaton College, IL
Woodberry Forest School, VA
Wyoming Seminary, PA