July 13, 2011
WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- Bob Congdon has been appointed director of development for the University of New Haven.
A Hamden, Conn., resident, Congdon has worked in advancement for more than 30 years, serving as vice president for development and public relations for both United Methodist Homes and its affiliated Wesleyan Foundation for Health and Aging in Shelton, Conn.
Congdon has also been the director of annual giving at the Masonic Charity Foundation in Wallingford, Conn., and the associate director of both the South Central Connecticut Agency on Aging and Sage Advocate in New Haven. He is a former capital campaign consultant for Clemow Consulting Group in Bloomfield, Conn.
The past president of the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut, Congdon is president of Connecticut Folk, which produces monthly concerts and the annual Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo each September in New Haven's Edgerton Park. He is a founding board member of the Odyssey Community (Charter) School in Manchester, Conn.
Congdon has a B.A. from Yale University and has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1991.
A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private, top-tier comprehensive university with an 80-acre main campus. The University has an enrollment of more than 5,900: approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 4,200 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in university housing.