Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Central Advancement
Brady Crook is senior associate vice chancellor for central advancement for Institutional Advancement, where he leads teams responsible for annual giving, corporate relations, foundation relations and strategic engagement.
A seasoned higher education fundraising professional, Crook brings more than 29 years of experience in higher education advancement with an extraordinary record of fundraising success in new donor campaigns, large-scale individual gifts, comprehensive campaigns and corporate philanthropy. He most recently served as vice president for Institutional Advancement at Adelphi University, where he more than doubled giving to the university, modernized the organizational structure, and implemented critical infrastructure components such as annual planning and goal setting, a policy library, fund agreements, and strategic planning.
Previously, Crook served the University of Illinois at Chicago as associate vice chancellor for Advancement. Giving to the 11 units reporting to him nearly tripled in his last fiscal year at the institution. During his time there, he led philanthropic strategies to secure seven and eight-figure gifts across a range of academic priorities that included new facilities, program endowments and the institution’s first deanship. He also contributed significantly to planning the university’s $750 million campaign that launched in 2017.
While serving as director of campus and regional development at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, Crook coordinated a $2.3 million campaign that launched the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and was part of a fundraising team that increased giving to the university by more than an order of magnitude.
Crook holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sport management, cum laude, with a minor in economics. He and his wife Melissa are both proud graduates of Washington State University and have three grown daughters.