February 1, 2017 – The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has hired Robert L. Balthaser as the Director of Advancement. With 25 years of fundraising experience, Mr. Balthaser has held senior management positions, most recently at Independent Sector, Trust for the National Mall, American Foundation for Aids Research, New York University Child Study Center and Manhattan College. Mr. Balthaser will oversee the FNIH’s robust portfolio of individual donors, which for 20 years has helped advance biomedical science in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health.
Serving in leadership positions at four colleges and universities, Mr. Balthaser led the University of Maryland’s Campaign for Scholarships, a $350 million initiative supporting student financial assistance. Mr. Balthaser is a certified fundraising executive and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as a trustee at Alvernia University. Mr. Balthaser holds a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Alvernia University.
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