Gretchen E. Buhlig joined the ASU Foundation for A New American University in January 2012 as vice president for leadership giving and now serves as chief executive officer. In her executive role at the foundation, Buhlig works closely with ASU Enterprise Partners CEO Rick Shangraw and ASU President Michael Crow to identify, cultivate, and steward major university donors.
She matches donor interests with ASU priorities, structuring complex investments that advance ASU’s vision of a New American University. Additionally, as CEO, she directs the development enterprise, which includes the development offices within ASU’s colleges, institutes, performing arts venues, leadership giving, the core development team, and engagement programs.
Previously, she served A.T. Still University, the founding school of osteopathic medicine, for nearly six years as associate vice president of institutional advancement.
While at A.T. Still, Buhlig helped build and manage collegiate development and alumni relations programs for the university’s Arizona campus and its three schools—Arizona School of Health Sciences, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.
Her appointment in 2012 marked a return to ASU and the foundation. Buhlig served in leadership positions with the foundation from 1995 through 2005, as associate vice president of presidential programs, assistant vice president and founding director of Women & Philanthropy, and director of the ASU President’s Club.
Kimberly A. Hopely Senior Vice President, Unit Development
Kimberly A. Hopely, MNpS, joined the ASU Foundation for A New American University in December 2015. Her role as senior vice president of development provides oversight for unit development and strategic engagement. This includes the philanthropic development of the academic units and institutes as well as Foundation engagement programs, President’s Club, Women & Philanthropy, scholarship advancement, donor relations and parent engagement.
Ms. Hopely has been in the nonprofit sector for more than twenty-five years and has experience in community organizations, healthcare, and higher education. Prior to her position at the ASU Foundation, she served as the senior director for operations and development at the Banner Health Foundation, assistant vice president of University Advancement at A.T. Still University, and executive director for United Way of Grays Harbor in Washington, where the organization was recognized for innovations in community collaboration.
In 2012, Kimberly completed a health policy fellowship at New York Institute of Technology and Ohio University with a focus on graduate medical. She received her master of nonprofit studies at Arizona State University in 2011 after graduating from ASU in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in integrative studies—health administration and organizational leadership. Ms. Hopely completed an internship in organizational leadership at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Foundation in 2007.
Andrew J. Carey Executive Director, Campaign ASU 2020
Andrew Carey was appointed executive director of Campaign ASU 2020 for the ASU Foundation in January 2016. In the five years prior, Carey served as director of the President’s Club, a key group of constituents committed to supporting the leadership of ASU.
As executive director, Carey brings a range of experience in volunteer management, development strategy and tactics, communications, and expertise in working with ASU’s internal and external communities and constituencies.
Prior to joining the foundation, he served as director of marketing and transition planning at Alltel and Verizon Wireless. He also worked locally for the Fiesta Bowl and Super Bowl Host Committees. Carey is a Valley Leadership alumnus, Class 37.
Carey earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
Mark Antonucci joined the ASU Foundation in 2015 and now serves as chief of staff. In his role, Antonucci is responsible for managing the day-to-day functional operations of the ASU Foundation and works closely with senior leadership to ensure strategic objectives and priorities are advanced. He also works across the educational enterprise to identify, facilitate, and coordinate opportunities and initiatives involving multiple units within and affiliated with Arizona State University.
Antonucci holds a doctorate in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State University, where his research focused on leadership, governance, and university design. He also earned a master's degree in higher education from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in marketing from Quinnipiac University.