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Bret Silver

VP, University Advancement
Bret Silver Vice President, University Advancement at Drew University

Bret Silver

Vice President, University Advancement

Drew University

A senior nonprofit administrator and institutional advancement executive with 30 years of experience at New York City’s leading universities and cultural organizations, Bret brings a long record of successful and innovative approaches to building sustainable philanthropic support, as well as a personal passion for higher education.

Bret most recently served as the Chief Strategy and External Relations Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and, from 2011-2017, was the Vice President for Development at Barnard College. Prior to his time at Barnard, Bret held increasingly senior management roles at Carnegie Hall, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and, from 2001 to 2011, Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he served as Chief External Relations Officer with responsibility for all development, marketing, and communications functions.

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