Vice President Philanthropy
Thomas H. Atwood
For over nineteen years, Tom has helped donors and stakeholders connect with the organizations they love. A graduate of Florida State University, Tom began his fundraising career as the Executive Director of the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation, the charitable organization of one of the nation’s largest men’s college fraternities. While serving the fraternity, Tom oversaw all aspects of the fundraising operation including board development, annual support, planned giving, and capital giving. While leading the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation, Tom led or co-led three campaigns that sizably increased the assets of the organization.
In 2015, Tom moved to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte where he leveraged his fundraising and donor cultivation experience to help the YMCA, among other things, make measurable advancements in their childhood literacy initiatives and other elements within the YMCA’s case for support.
Originally from the greater Tampa Bay area, Tom has lived in Charlotte since the mid-1990’s and, along with his family, now calls the Queen City home. When he’s not working, Tom enjoys the outdoors, trying to replicate the woods and water experiences he had as a child growing up in Florida.
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