Meet the Vice President

Al Frisone became Vice President for University Advancement on Sept. 18, 2017. He leads a division that is committed to engaging the region, Sacramento State alumni, and friends of the University to build their affinity with, and investment in, Sacramento State. The division comprises University Development, University Communications, and Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Advancement also leads and staffs the University Foundation at Sacramento State and the Alumni Association.

Al previously served as Founder and President of AVF Consulting LLC, where he assisted universities and schools across the country in campaign planning, fundraiser training, and coaching and fundraising strategy.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Al spent 17 years in multiple leadership and fundraising roles at Marquette University in Milwaukee. There he created and led the principal gifts program and was a top-producing fundraiser, facilitating some of Marquette’s largest donations, including gifts of $51 million, $27 million, and $12 million.

Also at Marquette, he designed and led the athletics advancement program on two separate occasions, successfully completing a $60 million fundraising campaign for the athletics department that included a new $34.5 million athletic facility.

As a member of the advancement leadership team at Marquette, Al played a significant role in planning and leading a successful capital campaign that concluded in 2005, raising more than $357 million for endowed scholarships and faculty positions as well as building projects including a new library, law school, and engineering building.

Al grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and is a proud alumnus of McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Rochester and holds a Master of Education in Sports Administration from Temple University. Al and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 20 years and have two children, Matthew, 19, and Grace, 17.

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Al Frisone
Vice President
University Advancement