Senior Vice President of Advancement
Stephen Bloomer is the Senior Vice President of Advancement for the Phi Delta Theta Foundation. Brother Bloomer serves as a thought leader, coach, and mentor to the Foundation’s fundraising team. Reporting directly to the President of the Foundation, Brother Bloomer serves as a key member of the executive team and assists the Foundation Trustees in achieving fundraising success. This includes building a greater culture of philanthropy at all levels of the organization and helping the Foundation successfully launch a new comprehensive campaign. In addition, he is tasked with building infrastructure and developing strategy to ensure Phi Delta Theta’s place as the premiere fraternal leadership organization through a donor-centric advancement program that attracts increasing levels of annual, major, and planned gifts.
After a 28-year career as a military officer (achieved rank of Colonel) of the United States Army Engineer Corps, Bloomer returned to his alma mater, Monmouth College, where he became a fundraiser, culminating in the role of Vice President of Development and College Relations. During his 10 years at Monmouth, he contributed to and led the completion of a successful 78 million dollar comprehensive campaign and assisted the college president in securing a $20 million blended gift focused on growing the endowment. Though the fundraising accomplishments are impressive, he also made significant contributions with process improvements in the areas of; advancement policies, major gift officer automated dashboards, loyal donor societies, athletics fundraising, student philanthropy, alumni/student mentoring through a central system, donor research, pre-campaign analytics, and trustee stewardship.