Mathwon Howard is the associate vice president for development and alumni relations at Emory University. Howard provides development leadership for the Michael C. Carlos Museum; Emory Libraries and Information Technology; the Center for Ethics; the Offices of Development Communications, Corporate Relations, Foundation Relations, and Gift Planning; and other central development programs.
Howard joined the Emory team from Duke University, where as director of major gifts he was responsible for all aspects of Duke's regional major gifts program. In that capacity he led a team of development officers and helped roll out "Duke Forward," a comprehensive fundraising campaign with a $3.25 billion goal.
He was involved in all phases of campaign planning and execution, including recruiting and managing volunteer leadership, conducting feasibility studies, securing major and principal gifts, and bringing momentum to the campaign with events throughout the United States.
Before his tenure at Duke, Howard served as assistant vice president for development at Binghamton University Foundation, where he was responsible for a successful major gifts program in the "Bold. Brilliant. Binghamton" campaign. He holds a bachelor of arts in leadership and public administration from Adrian College.