Robert SmithExecutive Director of Development for Stewardship and Donor Relations at Fordham University

Robert Smith is the executive director of development for stewardship and donor relations at Fordham University, where he oversees ongoing donor engagement activities, including endowment reporting, gift agreements, and gift acknowledgment. Robert came to Fordham in 2007 from Columbia University, where he served as director of development for the 22 libraries in university's library system.

Robert has also held fundraising positions at the Museum of Modern Art; and has worked in the entertainment industry, at Viacom and Warner Bros.

Robert is a member of CASE, and the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP). He earned a BA at Yale and an MBA at Columbia; he also pursued study toward an MFA in film at Columbia.