David A. Woodruff, CFRE

Consulting Partner

David joined Marts&Lundy in 2022 as consulting partner after retiring as Associate Vice President and COO of Resource Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he led overall development operations and oversaw MIT’s successful $6 Billion Campaign for a Better World. Under his leadership, the team surpassed $500M in philanthropic commitments for eight consecutive years and has been positioned for sustained growth post-campaign.

Prior to this post, he held the position of Executive Director and COO of Development at Massachusetts General Hospital where he oversaw the $1.5 billion Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine.  David also served as Dean for Resource Development and Chief Development Officer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he expanded annual fundraising results from all sources and advanced the School's global mission and impact.

David is a passionate champion for nonprofits with first-hand experience in principal and major gift fundraising, corporate giving, and foundation philanthropy. He is also keenly committed to fostering organizational development, managing and mentoring talent, planning and executing strategy, and building sustainable business operations. David recently served as president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and continues to serve on the Chapter's Board. He enjoys teaching Fundraising Fundamentals to fellow professionals and academic faculty alike who are eager to learn best practices in philanthropy. David is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and frequent presenter at industry conferences.


Boxford, Massachusetts


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.
  • Stanford University, M.S.
  • Babson College, M.B.A.

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