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Mark Stuart

Mark Stuart is Chief Development and Membership Officer of San Diego Zoo Global and President of the Foundation for San Diego Zoo Global. Mark leads a staff of 65 focused on fund-raising, friend raising, and government relations. His team is in the final year of a $500 million fund-raising campaign called Roaring Forward. Gifts and pledges already top $470 million.

Prior to joining the Zoo, Mark served as Associate Dean for the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Mark received his Masters degree from McDaniel College in Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree from Albion College in Michigan. In addition to his work with non-profit organizations, Mark is a frequent teacher and lecturer on fundraising best practices.

Mark, his husband, Tim, and their two dogs live in San Diego’s Point Loma neighborhood near Shelter Island.

Mark Stuart serves as Chief Development and Membership Officer of San Diego Zoo Global and President of the Foundation for San Diego Zoo Global. We asked him to reflect on how he starts his morning on a day when everything goes right. Read on for his reflections—and some inspiration for your daily routine.  

My perfect day begins at 4:45pm the previous day. This is when, no matter how crazy or hectic the day might have been, I take time to clear my desk and update my Stephen Covey to-do list (author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) for the following day.

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