Jim Zimmerman

Consulting Partner

Jim brings with him more than three decades of experience in advancement. Since joining Marts&Lundy in 2016, he has provided strategic counsel to many schools and other organizations and conducted numerous campaign planning studies and development program assessments.

Previously, Jim served as Chief Evangelist at EverTrue, helping hundreds of organizations understand how technology and innovation can transform their fundraising programs. His frontline experience in campaigns and as a leader of development programs allows him to form strategies that align operations and technology for exceptional results.

Jim currently serves as Chief Advancement Officer at The Branson School.  From 1993 to 2011, Jim served as Director of Development at Middlesex School, where he managed the then largest independent school campaign in history which raised $127 million. Jim’s development career includes leadership roles at Francis Parker School, where he was Assistant Head for Institutional Advancement, Cate School, where he served as Director of Development, and The Lawrenceville School where he was the Director of Capital Programs. Jim began his career at his alma mater, Bucknell University. He later served as President of the Bucknell University Alumni Association and as a Bucknell trustee from 1998-2002.


San Francisco, California


  • Bucknell University, BA

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