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David Decker-Drane

David Decker-Drane

Title (field 2)
Director, Foundation Board Operations and Chief Aide to the Vice President
Institutional Advancement and Foundation Board of Directors Leadership Staff
561.297.0993 (ADM 247)
Full Bio

David Decker-Drane joined FAU in May 2017 to manage donor relations and since was promoted to lead operations for the Foundation Board of Directors in its mission to guide the University's growth by attracting, investing, and administering private support. 

Additionally as Chief Aide, Decker-Drane advises the CEO/VP on strategizing priorities and drafts all correspondence while partnering with the AVP for Campaign and Alumni & Donor Engagement on public remarks, presentations and special projects. He also serves as a member on the University Policies and Procedures Review Committee.

  • Started Advancement career in 2012.
  • Former Assistant Director for Campaign Management at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 
  • Previously worked as an architect in New York, Boca Raton, Florida, and Evanston, Illinois.


  • Yale University: M.Arch.
  • New York University: M.A.
  • Bowdoin College: B.A.