John M. Cash, PhD

Of Counsel

John is a well-known and trusted advisor in development circles, providing counsel to both public and private institutions in the United States and internationally. He joined Marts&Lundy in 2001, following eight years as Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Campaign Director at the University of California, Berkeley. John oversaw Berkeley’s New Century Campaign, which ultimately raised more than $1.4 billion for the campus.

Before joining Berkeley, John was Associate Dean for Development in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. He was the lead fundraiser for Stanford’s largest school during the nation’s first $1 billion+ campaign. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of Development and Campaign Director at Mills College in Oakland, California. 

John led the firm's pioneering research on the evolution of public university development programs and he has been closely involved with fifteen campaigns with goals in excess of $1 billion. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Marts&Lundy from 2012 to 2017. In 2020, he transitioned from a full-time consultant to an Of Counsel role. He is currently mostly retired but continues to work with a select number of clients where he holds longstanding relationships.


Geyserville, California


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
  • University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D.

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