FDU names Amore new head of advancement

Jason Amore — a two-decade veteran of higher education who helped develop a billion-dollar capital campaign at the University of Louisville — has been named senior vice president for university advancement at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the school announced.

Amore, who will assume the job Aug. 1, has cultivated and closed more than $230 million in philanthropic giving and brings significant major gift, estate, corporate and foundation giving experience, school officials said.

“We are very excited to welcome Jason Amore to FDU,” President Chris Capuano said. “He has an outstanding record of success and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of development and fundraising.

“He also brings to FDU a strong passion and contagious enthusiasm for supporting students through philanthropy. I am certain that he will continue the university’s momentum and provide the leadership necessary to successfully complete our historic $125 million campaign and raise philanthropy at FDU to yet another level.”

At Alfred University, where he has served since 2017, Amore has done the following:

  • More than doubled the annual rate of philanthropic giving;
  • Secured $36 million in major gifts;
  • Led the planning of a $200 million campaign, which is more than halfway toward its goal while still in the silent phase;
  • Established alumni advisory councils that support academic programs, and leadership advisory councils for alumni in key markets;
  • Reinvigorated Alfred’s reunion, homecoming and hall of fame programs, increasing attendance by 200%.

He previously served at the University of Rochester, the University of Louisville, Rochester Institute of Technology and at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Amore holds a Master of Professional Studies and a Bachelor of Arts, both from Alfred University.