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Peter Caputo Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Peter CaputoBethlehem, Pa., July 2, 2007—Peter Caputo recently was named vice president for institutional advancement at Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary. Through a consulting agreement, Caputo has been serving on an interim basis as vice president for Institutional Advancement since February of this year. Today he begins serving as a full-time employee of Moravian.

“Peter brings with him outstanding credentials, demonstrated leadership, and extensive experience in higher education development and fundraising,” said Christopher Thomforde, president. “I have been especially impressed with Peter’s exceptional range of leadership, administrative, and development experience, as well as his clear commitment to the central purpose of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary.”

“I look forward to working with Peter to increase support for our institution and further developing a strong culture of stewardship and giving at Moravian.’” Thomforde continued. “The depth of experience in higher education fundraising that Peter brings to this position and his proven record of performance will be of great assistance to me as we move Moravian forward.”

Caputo is president of Caputo & Associates, a fundraising consulting company based in Wynnewood, Pa., that focuses on helping nonprofit organizations realize maximum fundraising potential and management performance. He has more that 30 years of experience in growing the financial capacity of nonprofit organizations. He has served as the chief development officer at St. Joseph’s University, Widener University, and Main Line Health System, where he led energized teams and volunteers to reach new heights in fundraising and program effectiveness.

Caputo has managed the direction and implementation of several comprehensive campaigns that raised between $15-45 million dollars.  His fundraising expertise spans leadership and development—including strategic planning, capital campaign management, gift giving, as well as training, benchmarking, and utilizing performance metrics.

In addition to teaching graduate courses in fundraising as an adjunct professor at Widener University, Caputo has been a dynamic presenter at AFP and CASE conferences and seminars. He received an M.A. from Duquesne University and an M.P.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.