Lee Mikell

Partner
Lee Mikell

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Lee Mikell

Partner

­­­­Lee works with nonprofit organizations and institutions of all sizes, sectors, and missions. Colleges and universities, hospitals and healthcare operations, and community based organizations nationwide have benefited from Lee’s expertise in planning and managing capital campaigns.

Past professional experiences in institutional fundraising leadership positions enables him to help clients not yet ready to launch a capital campaign build sustainable fundraising capacity. Lee’s capacity building service expertise include: developing annual, major, and planned giving; organizing overall advancement office operations geared toward efficiency and growth; and, engaging and training board members, volunteers, and staff.

Innovation, change, and results are hallmarks of Lee’s work experience. One notable example is his design and guidance for implementing The University System of Georgia Foundation’s “Leadership Mentoring and Professional Development Program” for 2014 and 2015. This program is novel in its approach with a multi-leveled framework that fosters education and mentorship among advancement professionals throughout the system’s thirty-one colleges and universities. By identifying institutions needing assistance (“cohorts”) and institutions that are further along (“partners”), participants become acquainted with and strengthen the bond among fellow professionals by: visiting each other’s Advancement Offices; benefitting from statistical assessments that benchmark future process; and, utilizing webinars, conferences calls, and seminars to discuss topics that challenge advancement professionals.

Summary of Experience

  • Raised over $500 million in more than 50 capital campaigns and over 40 non-campaign philanthropy building initiatives.
  • Acted as lead fundraising counsel for Troy University’s $200 million capital campaign; the largest in school history.
  • Held various senior leadership positions on the advancement staffs of two public and two private universities, three national consulting firms, and directed advancement efforts for a healthcare foundation.
  • Built his career on the cornerstones of being a value and faith based professional.
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