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Thomas C. Burke (B.S.’79/E; M.P.A.’95/GPA)

Thomas C. Burke (B.S.’79/E; M.P.A.’95/GPA)

Executive Director of the VCU Foundation

Phone: (804) 828-3958


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Burke is executive director of the VCU Foundation. He joined VCU in 1986 as the external relations officer for the School of Dentistry. At the School of Dentistry, Burke was responsible for fundraising activities and concluded his 13-year tenure as assistant dean for development and continuing education. In 2000, he was named executive director of the VCU Foundation. As director, he oversees day-to-day operations, investments and development activities. During his 30 years at VCU, he has been involved in all three of the university’s capital campaigns, which have raised more than $800 million in support of university priorities.