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Ryan K. Butts, CFRE

Vice President for Institutional Advancement



As Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Ryan oversees all fundraising, marketing and alumni relations efforts for the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. Ryan joined the staff in November of 2011 with more than a decade of nonprofit fundraising and marketing experience as the institution’s first Director of Donor Relations and Major Gifts. In May of 2015, Ryan was promoted to Vice President for Instititonal Advancement. Ryan completed his CFRE certification in 2014 and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC). In September of 2016, Ryan was elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Catholic Development Conference for a three-year term. Ryan lives in Chicago with his wife, mezzo-soprano Julia Elise Hardin.

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