January 7, 2022
McDaniel College has named David Sears as vice president for Institutional Advancement following a national search. Sears begins his new role at McDaniel on Jan. 24, 2022.
Sears, who brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education fundraising and development to McDaniel, will oversee development, annual giving, alumni engagement, advancement engagement, and advancement services.
He most recently served as senior vice president of advancement and community engagement at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md., where he was also responsible for the Montgomery College Foundation and had co-leadership responsibilities for the Pinkney Innovation Complex at Montgomery College (PICMC) Foundation.
At Montgomery College, he planned and implemented two comprehensive fundraising campaigns, including the college’s largest campaign ever of $30 million, and helped to secure several of the largest gifts to the college.
He was previously director of athletic development at Georgetown University and vice president of advancement at Loyola University Maryland.