Phil Ness

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Vice President for University Advancement & Alumni Affairs

Alumni Engagement Office, Marketing & Communication Services Office, University Advancement and Marketing


BA, Lafayette College


Phil comes to Heidelberg from Indiana State University, where he was the Senior Vice President for Development of the ISU Foundation. In addition to serving ISU for nearly four years, Phil was a major gifts officer at Allegheny College for 11 years. He has 15 years of experience in advancement work, including successful campaigns and major gifts initiatives, annual fund drives, cultivation of donor prospects, alumni relations, and corporate and public relations. He also served as the head men’s basketball coach at Allegheny College for 13 years and as an assistant basketball coach at Brown University for eight years before moving into advancement work. Throughout his career, he has strived for excellence at every level. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Lafayette College and was inducted into the Lafayette’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.

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