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Joel A. Getz

Deputy Dean for Alumni, Development, and Special Initiatives

Joel Getz

Joel Getz serves as the Deputy Dean for Alumni, Development, and Special Initiatives. He joined the Yale School of Management in February 2008.  At Yale SOM, Mr. Getz is in charge of all fundraising and alumni initiatives. He oversaw the successful completion of the $250 million Management Tomorrow campaign, much of which was devoted to raising funds for Evans Hall.  Mr. Getz came to Yale SOM from the William J. Clinton Foundation in New York, where he served as Director of Development for former President William J. Clinton’s worldwide charitable, educational, and economic development initiatives. Mr. Getz was instrumental in creating a formal development operation for the Clinton Foundation, which raised in excess of $135 million annually.

Prior to his work with the Clinton Foundation, Mr. Getz was President of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, working with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, deputy mayors, and NYC agency commissioners, as well as a 50-member board of top CEOs, financiers, philanthropists and community leaders, to plan, prioritize and implement fundraising initiatives to support civic improvements in the City of New York. Upon leaving his position at the Mayor’s Fund, Mayor Bloomberg appointed Mr. Getz to the Board where he served for the remaining 8 years of Mayor Bloomberg’s term. Mr. Getz’s additional previous work experience includes university fundraising at Stanford University, where he was associate director of The Stanford Fund and then a major gifts officer, both for the university and for the Graduate School of Business. He also has an entrepreneurial bent: from 1990 to 1997 he was the President and Co-Founder of Rim Pacific, a manufacturing and distribution firm focusing on art reproductions. Joel received his B.A. in 1986 from Harvard University where he was First Marshal of his class and has served on the board of the Alumni Association.