Crum served since 2012 as the senior associate athletics director for development at Colorado State University. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in fundraising and business strategy, including roles at University of Minnesota and Iowa State University. Crum has a master’s degree in sports management from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
“David is a positive and energetic leader. His warmth, collaborative strategic planning style, and innovative visionary approach have resulted in a proven fundraising track record,” said foundation Board President Kristi Benningsdorf. “The board is thrilled to work with David as our new director and confident that UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation will be well positioned under his leadership to flourish in the years to come.”
Crum has led successful fundraising and resource development campaigns, raising tens of millions of dollars for university-wide athletics projects, including CSU’s on-campus stadium, the Moby Arena locker room renovation, and its golf performance center.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work in health care philanthropy,” Crum said. “As a resident of northern Colorado, I have a deep appreciation for the stellar health care we have available in our community. I look forward to creating strategic partnerships and continuing to build on the exceptional legacy that has already contributed so much to our community.”
As senior director of development, Crum will work closely with UCHealth leaders and staff, as well as community leaders and businesses, to help the foundation continue its mission to accelerate and advance health care in northern Colorado.