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M. D. Anderson Executive Honored as District Chairman of International Education Organization

M. D. Anderson Executive Honored as District Chairman of International Education Organization
M. D. Anderson News Release 06/05/02

Michael Frick, associate vice president for development at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, has been named the new chairman for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District IV (CASE).

CASE, the largest nonprofit education association in terms of institutional membership, is an organization for professionals who work in academic alumni relations, communications and development. Its membership includes more than 3,000 colleges, universities and independent elementary and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico and 42 other countries. District IV includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Mexico. As a component of The University of Texas System, M. D. Anderson is an academic research-driven medical institution with a long history of involvement with CASE.

Frick, whose career in professional fund raising spans 28 years, assumed the role as chairman of District IV for a two-year term. During his tenure he will work with CASE staff and volunteers to help members advance private philanthropic and public support of education through stronger relationships with alumni and donors, fund raising for campus projects, creating recruitment materials and marketing to prospective students, and enhancing the diversity of the profession.

"In working with an institution like M. D. Anderson, among many people who are leaders in their field, we have a responsibility to share that knowledge with our colleagues across the nation," explains Patrick Mulvey, vice president for development at M. D. Anderson. "We are proud that Michael Frick has been given the opportunity to do this."

Fund raising at M. D. Anderson for nearly 12 years, Frick's most recent accomplishment has been playing an integral role in helping the institution to raise more than $96.3 million in philanthropic support for the first eight months of fiscal year 2001-02 - a record fund-raising total for M. D. Anderson.

During Frick's career at M. D. Anderson, he also helped lead the institution to completing - almost three years ahead of schedule - a seven-year goal of raising $360 million to fund various cancer research initiatives, patient care programs and capital improvement projects.

In 1991, Frick launched the institution's planned giving initiative and by the end of its first full year in place, the program saw an eight-fold increase over the historical average in confirmed and received planned gifts. Currently, planned giving donations and pledges at M. D. Anderson average nearly $20 million annually.

In 2000, Frick was named Outstanding Fund Raising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Greater Houston chapter.

Prior to joining M. D. Anderson, Frick served in the development programs for Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas; University of St. Thomas in Houston; Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; and Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Frick received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1974.


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