Bob Wilkens has been a development professional for 40 years. He has managed development programs and served as a consultant to renowned cancer centers and medical centers, several leading universities, and cultural organizations. Bob's expertise is in capital campaigns and major gifts, annual fund and direct mail programs, strategic planning, board relations, and marketing and development communications.
Bob has served in a number of leadership posts including Vice President for Development at Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center where he led a program that raised over $200 million annually. Other senior development leadership posts include Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia), The Ohio State University Cancer Center (Columbus, OH) and the University of Chicago.
Bob's consulting clients include Partners in Health, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Cancer Center, Phillips Academy, Andover, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, The University of Michigan Engineering School and Middlebury College.
He previously served as Chair of The National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) and now lives with wife in Savannah Georgia.