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Robert Brennan

Robert Brennan

Vice President for University Advancement

Office of University Advancement

As vice president for university advancement, Bob Brennan oversees the development office for major gifts, alumni support, endowment donations, the annual fund campaign and the fundraising efforts for the entire university to include athletics, the Seminary and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Previously, Brennan served as executive director of the Foundation for Physical Therapy. He has over twenty-four years experience in advancement as a senior staff member and a consultant. He began his career as a consultant with his family’s planned giving consulting firm serving clients including; Yale University, the American Red Cross and St. Louis University. Brennan later moved to the Humane Society of the United States as the director of planned and major gifts. He joined Aronson and Company in Rockville, Maryland in 2000 to launch their philanthropic consulting practice working with charitable organizations including: Wolf Trap, Landon School, and the University of Maryland. He accepted the executive director position at the Foundation for Physical Therapy in March of 2008 and helped the foundation complete its largest and most successful capital campaign, exceeding their original goal by over 20 percent.

Brennan earned his bachelor's degree in business and finance from the Mount in 1985. He and his wife, Heidi, also a 1985 graduate of the Mount, have three children: Connor, Ryan and Annie. They reside Oak Hill, Virginia.