Robert W. Lasher, Senior Vice President for Advancement

Ann Root Keith

Bob Lasher '88 brings more than 20 years of experience in institutional strategy, philanthropy, and marketing to the Advancement division. An accomplished fundraiser and strategist, Bob takes pride in developing the talent and creative thinking that are central to advancing the goals of an ambitious organization.

Before assuming his role as senior vice president in July 2013, Bob designed and led successful multi-million-dollar campaigns both as deputy director of external relations at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and as director of development and strategy at the San Francisco Symphony. He also served as the executive director of the San Francisco-based L.S. B. Leakey Foundation, reinventing the foundation's development and marketing programs. He has worked closely with inspiring entrepreneurs, artists, and philanthropists, including Jane Goodall, Richard Serra, pianist Lang Lang, and composer John Adams.

Bob also previously served as director of individual giving at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, and director of development for the University of Virginia's School of Architecture. He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Dartmouth in 1988.

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