Matt DeVecchi has been appointed assistant dean for development at the USC Marshall School of Business.
DeVecchi comes to USC from Harvard University, where he spent nine years in major gift, capital giving and annual giving roles.
At Harvard Business School, he worked with the dean and senior associate dean to close six, seven and eight-figure gifts and managed the strategic planning and execution of a South Asia-focused fundraising campaign. He traveled extensively in India, where he cultivated and secured several major gifts. While at Harvard, he also was responsible for expanding the school’s West Coast presence.
At USC, DeVecchi will be responsible for managing a team of development officers with a focus on major gifts and developing strategies to enhance the business school’s fundraising efforts.
“Matt is a proven leader who has far-reaching international development experience,” said James G. Ellis, dean of the USC Marshall School of Business. “His broad background in major gift fundraising throughout the United States and Asia is clearly an asset for USC Marshall.”
DeVecchi earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Gettysburg College and a master’s in higher education administration from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.