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David S. Routh

Vice Chancellor for Development

David S. Routh is the University’s senior development officer and oversees the Office of University Development staff, which works closely with campus fundraising offices and affiliated foundations that support schools, the College of Arts and Sciences and other units. Routh also is chief executive of the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that receives gifts on behalf of the University, its schools and units.
Routh is a veteran corporate executive with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus as a staff member and volunteer. He served as managing director for U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Raleigh, N.C., and before taking the vice chancellors post in October 2013 spent 17 years of his career serving individuals, families and their charitable interests, including colleges and universities, private foundations and charitable trusts.

David S. Routh is the University’s senior development officer and oversees the Office of University Development staff, which works closely with campus fundraising offices and affiliated foundations that support schools, the College of Arts and Sciences and other units. Routh also is chief executive of the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that receives gifts on behalf of the University, its schools and units.

Routh is a veteran corporate executive with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus as a staff member and volunteer. He served as managing director for U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Raleigh, N.C., and before taking the vice chancellors post in October 2013 spent 17 years of his career serving individuals, families and their charitable interests, including colleges and universities, private foundations and charitable trusts.

He previously served as Carolina’s director of gift planning in the Office of University Development from 2006 to 2009 during the Carolina First Campaign, which raised a record $2.38 billion over eight years. He has been vice chair of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Board of Visitors and chair of its Capital Campaign Planning Committee. He is a past board member and committee chair for the UNC Parents Council. A native of Greensboro, N.C., Routh is a 1982 UNC graduate, earning Phi Beta Kappa honors with bachelor’s degrees in economics and religious studies.

Routh has served on the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Board of Directors, including its finance committee. He is a former member of the Board of Advisors of the Wildacres Leadership Initiative, which houses the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, a statewide leadership development program. A former president of the North Carolina Planned Giving Council, Routh has provided leadership to several non-profit boards, including the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.

Routh resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Jenny, also a Carolina graduate. They have three grown daughters—Elizabeth Routh Jalazo, Anna Routh Barzin and Sallie—all Tar Heel alumni.

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David S. Routh

Vice Chancellor for Development

David S. Routh is the University’s senior development officer and oversees the Office of University Development staff, which works closely with campus fundraising offices and affiliated foundations that support schools, the College of Arts and Sciences and other units. Routh also is chief executive of the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that receives gifts on behalf of the University, its schools and units.

Routh is a veteran corporate executive with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus as a staff member and volunteer. He served as managing director for U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Raleigh, N.C., and before taking the vice chancellors post in October 2013 spent 17 years of his career serving individuals, families and their charitable interests, including colleges and universities, private foundations and charitable trusts.

He previously served as Carolina’s director of gift planning in the Office of University Development from 2006 to 2009 during the Carolina First Campaign, which raised a record $2.38 billion over eight years. He has been vice chair of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Board of Visitors and chair of its Capital Campaign Planning Committee. He is a past board member and committee chair for the UNC Parents Council. A native of Greensboro, N.C., Routh is a 1982 UNC graduate, earning Phi Beta Kappa honors with bachelor’s degrees in economics and religious studies.

Routh has served on the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Board of Directors, including its finance committee. He is a former member of the Board of Advisors of the Wildacres Leadership Initiative, which houses the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, a statewide leadership development program. A former president of the North Carolina Planned Giving Council, Routh has provided leadership to several non-profit boards, including the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.

Routh resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Jenny, also a Carolina graduate. They have three grown daughters—Elizabeth Routh Jalazo, Anna Routh Barzin and Sallie—all Tar Heel alumni.

Sherry Brennan

Interim Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development

Sherry Brennan currently leads Carolina’s school and unit development programs across campus, as well as several teams in University Development, including annual giving, gift planning, parents, scholarships, and university initiatives. She and her team shepherd key initiatives to build culture across the OneCarolina development organization, including the OneCarolina Inclusion Council and the all-staff OneCarolina Meetings. She also holds primary responsibility for university-wide annual goal setting.

Sherry Brennan currently leads Carolina’s school and unit development programs across campus, as well as several teams in University Development, including annual giving, gift planning, parents, scholarships, and university initiatives. She and her team shepherd key initiatives to build culture across the OneCarolina development organization, including the OneCarolina Inclusion Council and the all-staff OneCarolina Meetings. She also holds primary responsibility for university-wide annual goal setting.

Sherry is a veteran of three major capital campaigns in higher ed. She served from beginning to end in Penn State’s $1.4 billion Grand Destiny Campaign, which ended in 2003, as well as the $6.1 billion Campaign for Columbia, which ended in December 2013, and here at UNC, the current Campaign for Carolina.

She learned the development profession from the ground up in her ten years at Penn State, starting as a receptionist and campaign volunteer manager in the SVP’s office, then becoming a prospect researcher, before growing into her first frontline fundraising role as a “road warrior” for the College of Engineering, and finally ending as director of major gifts for the New York region. She subsequently moved to New York, where she learned leadership skills as director of development for the Graduate Faculty at The New School.

In 2005, Sherry joined Columbia University as a regional major gift officer for the Division of the Arts and Sciences. Throughout her decade at Columbia, she raised significant amounts of major and principal gifts, primarily for Columbia College scholarships. During her tenure, she led several fundraising efforts in the Division of Arts and Sciences, including the programs for the School of the Arts and the University Libraries. In her final role for the Arts & Sciences, she led a collaborative cross-unit team to the successful conclusion of its $400M Campaign for Undergraduate Education, while managing the volunteer boards for Columbia College, including its Board of Visitors and Undergraduate Education Campaign Committee.

In 2015, Sherry was recruited to Carolina to create a new position, executive director of development for constituent programs. In this role she was asked to re-envision University Development’s partnership with the school and unit development teams, creating the strategy, structure and resources needed for their success in the Campaign for Carolina. Her leadership philosophy is all about coaching team leaders to success. She most enjoys providing personal support and advocacy to lead development officers and their deans and directors to ensure strong hires, strong teams, and exceptional results. She also enjoys mentoring development professionals at all stages of growth.

A native of Ohio, Sherry earned a B.A. in English from Youngstown State University in Ohio and an M.A. in English Literature from Loyola University of Chicago.

Sherry lives in Pittsboro with her husband. She is a poet and author, and enjoys cooking, gardening, and hiking in her spare time.

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Sherry Brennan

Interim Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development

Sherry Brennan currently leads Carolina’s school and unit development programs across campus, as well as several teams in University Development, including annual giving, gift planning, parents, scholarships, and university initiatives. She and her team shepherd key initiatives to build culture across the OneCarolina development organization, including the OneCarolina Inclusion Council and the all-staff OneCarolina Meetings. She also holds primary responsibility for university-wide annual goal setting.

Sherry is a veteran of three major capital campaigns in higher ed. She served from beginning to end in Penn State’s $1.4 billion Grand Destiny Campaign, which ended in 2003, as well as the $6.1 billion Campaign for Columbia, which ended in December 2013, and here at UNC, the current Campaign for Carolina.

A native of Ohio, Sherry earned a B.A. in English from Youngstown State University in Ohio and an M.A. in English Literature from Loyola University of Chicago. Sherry lives in Pittsboro with her husband. She is a poet and author, and enjoys cooking, gardening, and hiking in her spare time.

David Churchill

Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Operations

David Churchill is Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Operations, responsible for providing leadership, vision and strategic planning for all operations within University Development. His role includes overseeing information services, gift processing, donor relations, application development and support, infrastructure and technology, human resources, finance and facilities management.

David Churchill is Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Operations, responsible for providing leadership, vision and strategic planning for all operations within University Development. His role includes overseeing information services, gift processing, donor relations, application development and support, infrastructure and technology, human resources, finance and facilities management.

After working in the private sector, Churchill started his career in higher education business operations in 2008 when he joined North Carolina State University. There, Churchill held roles with progressively increasing responsibility and scope. He joined Carolina in 2017 as the Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations in the School of Education. After five years of service in the UNC School of Education, Churchill began his current role at University Development in 2022.

Churchill holds two degrees from North Carolina State University; a B.S. in business management with a concentration in finance as well as a masters of public administration.

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David Churchill

Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Operations

David Churchill is Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Operations, responsible for providing leadership, vision and strategic planning for all operations within University Development. His role includes overseeing information services, gift processing, donor relations, application development and support, infrastructure and technology, human resources, finance and facilities management.

After working in the private sector, Churchill started his career in higher education business operations in 2008 when he joined North Carolina State University. There, Churchill held roles with progressively increasing responsibility and scope. He joined Carolina in 2017 as the Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations in the School of Education. After five years of service in the UNC School of Education, Churchill began his current role at University Development in 2022.

Churchill holds two degrees from North Carolina State University; a B.S. in business management with a concentration in finance as well as a masters of public administration.

Kavita Hall

Associate Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Industry Relations and Talent Management

Kavita Hall is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Industry Relations, and Talent Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been at UNC since 2008, serving as an Associate Development Officer, Assistant Director, Associate Director, and Executive Director in Corporate and Foundation Relations prior to her current role.

Kavita Hall is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Industry Relations, and Talent Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been at UNC since 2008, serving as an Associate Development Officer, Assistant Director, Associate Director, and Executive Director in Corporate and Foundation Relations prior to her current role.

Before coming to UNC, Hall was an Associate Development Officer at the New York Academy of Medicine. During her time at NYU Wagner, Hall served as a research assistant, where she developed a leadership network of health executives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Montessori Community School in Durham, NC. A native of Elon, NC, Hall earned a B.A. in Communications from North Carolina State University and a Master of Public Administration from the New York University Wagner School of Public Service.

She and her husband Jay reside in Apex with their two young children and an exceptionally stubborn goldendoodle named Popcorn.

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Kavita Hall

Associate Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Industry Relations and Talent Management

Kavita Hall is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Industry Relations, and Talent Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She has been at UNC since 2008, serving as an Associate Development Officer, Assistant Director, Associate Director, and Executive Director in Corporate and Foundation Relations prior to her current role. Before coming to UNC, Hall was an Associate Development Officer at the New York Academy of Medicine. During her time at NYU Wagner, Hall served as a research assistant, where she developed a leadership network of health executives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A native of Elon, NC, Hall earned a B.A. in Communications from North Carolina State University and a Master of Public Administration from the New York University Wagner School of Public Service.

Jeff Hill

Associate Vice Chancellor for Campaign Management and Marketing

Jeff Hill is UNC-Chapel Hill’s associate vice chancellor for campaign management and marketing. In that role, he manages strategy, reporting and logistics for the University’s $4.25 billion campaign, one of the largest and most successful campaigns ever in the Southeast. He also provides campaign advice and counsel to Carolina’s 26 schools and units with development operations. As part of his role, he oversees the University Development Office’s department of prospect management, research and analytics (PMRA) and department of marketing and communications.

Jeff Hill is UNC-Chapel Hill’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Campaign Management and Marketing. In that role, he manages strategy, reporting and logistics for the University’s $4.25 billion campaign, one of the largest and most successful campaigns ever in the Southeast. He also provides campaign advice and counsel to Carolina’s 26 schools and units with development operations. As part of his role, he oversees the University Development Office’s department of prospect management, research and analytics (PMRA) and department of marketing and communications.

Previously, he was Director of Advancement at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center where he increased giving tenfold. In addition, Jeff served as Director of Marketing and Interim Director at Morehead during his 14 years there.

Prior to moving to higher education advancement, Jeff was an Emmy Award-winning producer at Disney-owned ABC11 in the Raleigh-Durham television market.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is an alumnus of the inaugural cohort of the Advancement Leadership Lab, a joint venture between Carolina and eight of Carolina’s peer institutions to accelerate the growth of senior leadership across the advancement profession.

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Jeff Hill

Associate Vice Chancellor for Campaign Management and Marketing

Jeff Hill is UNC-Chapel Hill’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Campaign Management and Marketing. In that role, he manages strategy, reporting and logistics for the University’s $4.25 billion campaign, one of the largest and most successful campaigns ever in the Southeast. He also provides campaign advice and counsel to Carolina’s 26 schools and units with development operations. As part of his role, he oversees the University Development Office’s department of prospect management, research and analytics (PMRA) and department of marketing and communications.

Previously, he was Director of Advancement at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center where he increased giving tenfold. In addition, Jeff served as Director of Marketing and Interim Director at Morehead during his 14 years there.

Prior to moving to higher education advancement, Jeff was an Emmy Award-winning producer at Disney-owned ABC11 in the Raleigh-Durham television market.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is an alumnus of the inaugural cohort of the Advancement Leadership Lab, a joint venture between Carolina and eight of Carolina’s peer institutions to accelerate the growth of senior leadership across the advancement profession.

Timothy D. Smith

Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts

Tim is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts and is responsible for managing and directing a strategic individual gifts program for Carolina. He oversees the University’s Principal Gifts, Regional Major Gifts, and the UNC Global programs.
Tim is a veteran fundraiser with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus. Tim joined The Rams Club / Educational Foundation, Inc. (Athletics fundraising) in 2005 and during his 15+ years there, he held a variety of roles, finishing as the Deputy Director. Tim was a driving force behind the Rams Club and Athletics exceeding their $500 million campaign goal.

Tim is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts and is responsible for managing and directing a strategic individual gifts program for Carolina. He oversees the University’s Principal Gifts, Regional Major Gifts, and the UNC Global programs.

Tim is a veteran fundraiser with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus. Tim joined The Rams Club / Educational Foundation, Inc. (Athletics fundraising) in 2005 and during his 15+ years there, he held a variety of roles, finishing as the Deputy Director. Tim was a driving force behind the Rams Club and Athletics exceeding their $500 million campaign goal.

Prior to his time at Carolina, Tim was a consultant for Accenture, focused on financial services.

Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Boston College in 1997 and his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration) from UNC in 2006. He and his wife, Kristi, live in Chapel Hill with their four children – Ella, Sienna, Tyler and Hudson.

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Timothy D. Smith

Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts

Tim is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts and is responsible for managing and directing a strategic individual gifts program for Carolina. He oversees the University’s Principal Gifts, Regional Major Gifts, and the UNC Global programs.

Tim is a veteran fundraiser with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus. Tim joined The Rams Club / Educational Foundation, Inc. (Athletics fundraising) in 2005 and during his 15+ years there, he held a variety of roles, finishing as the Deputy Director. Tim was a driving force behind the Rams Club and Athletics exceeding their $500 million campaign goal.

Prior to his time at Carolina, Tim was a consultant for Accenture, focused on financial services.

Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Boston College in 1997 and his master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Administration) from UNC in 2006. He and his wife, Kristi, live in Chapel Hill with their four children – Ella, Sienna, Tyler and Hudson.