David Green


Kerry Kruckel


As of March 1, 2021, Florida Atlantic University welcomes David S. Green and Kerry Kruckel as interim co-leaders of Institutional Advancement and the FAU Foundation, Inc.

Green and Kruckel have served FAU under the leadership of its previous vice president and CEO, Danita D. Nias. Last month, Nias departed FAU to lead the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties as president and CEO.

They will lead a staff of more than 50 and continue to raise philanthropic support for FAU’s students, faculty, programs and capital projects while President John Kelly and FAU Foundation Board Chair Steve Schmidt conduct a national search for a permanent leader.

Green joined FAU in 2017 as Assistant Vice President of Development for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Green’s career in planning and fundraising for nonprofit organizations spans more than three decades. Based in South Florida, Green recently served as Assistant Vice President/Campaign Director at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, where he focused on principal gift prospects and assisted in securing more than $6 million in key donations supporting arts education activities.

Prior, Green served as Executive Director in Medical Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he was involved in securing several eight- and seven-figure gifts.

Kruckel also joined the FAU Foundation in 2017 and currently leads the John D. MacArthur campus' philanthropy outreach and engagement programs supporting the Honors College, the Brain Institute, OLLI Jupiter, the new FAU High School at Jupiter, and the Life Sciences Initiative. Before moving to Florida in 2014, Kruckel served as chief advancement officer at The New School in New York City, arriving to the role after a 10-year term as associate dean for alumni and development at NYU Stern and four years prior as director of corporate relations at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.