New Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Named

By UM News

New Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Named

By UM News
Josh Friedman comes to the University of Miami from Arizona State University Foundation.

Joshua M. FriedmanJoshua M. Friedman, a seasoned professional and current chief development officer at the Arizona State University Foundation, has been appointed the new senior vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Miami. He will join the University on February 1, 2018.

Throughout his career, Friedman has held several development positions at various institutions and nonprofits. Most recently, he helped plan and launch ASU’s bold $1.5 billion comprehensive campaign, which contributed to three consecutive record fundraising years, each generating more than $200 million in new gifts and commitments.In his new role, Joshua will oversee all fundraising and alumni relations and will be instrumental in leading the University’s next fundraising campaign, which will support strategic initiatives, including increasing endowment funding for faculty, scholarships and programmatic support.

“Today’s philanthropists want to partner with institutions that are taking risks and creating solutions, and few universities are moving forward as quickly as the U. I’m proud to be joining such a successful team at the University of Miami,” Friedman said.

Prior to joining the ASU Foundation, Friedman worked at National Public Radio, where he served as the broadcaster’s senior director of individual giving. There, his team tripled individual giving by focusing on principal gifts and building solid fundraising systems. 

“Josh is uniquely qualified to take on this strategic task, having led multiple successful, forward-thinking fundraising campaigns,” said UM President Julio Frenk.

Prior to NPR, Friedman was director of development at Johns Hopkins University’s Berman Institute of Bioethics, one of the largest of its kind and home to collaborative scholarship and teaching of ethics in clinical practice, public health, and biomedical science. He was also director of development for the Nobel Prize-winning Physicians for Human Rights and a fundraising director within the Partners HealthCare hospital network, which includes Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. 

He is a certified fund raising executive (CFRE) and earned his bachelor's degree in history from Johns Hopkins University. 

Friedman succeeds Donna Arbide, UM’s interim senior vice president for Development and Alumni Relations.