Barbara Hole Receives SUNYCUAD Hall of Fame Award

June 20, 2017

Barbara Hole has been awarded the SUNYCUAD Hall of Fame Award.

Barbara currently serves as Sr. Philanthropic Advisor in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at the University at Buffalo.  She serves on the division’s senior leadership team and focuses on raising principal gifts university wide as well as coaching and mentoring development staff.  She has also served as Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations on behalf of six of the University’s graduate schools.

Prior to her tenure at the University at Buffalo, Barbara spent nine years in Foundation leadership positions for area hospitals.  She was the Founding Executive Director of the Kaleida Health Foundation and has held senior development and marketing positions at regional cultural organizations.  She is a Certified Fundraising Executive.

Barbara’s relationship with the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) began in 2007 when she was elected to the Board of Directors.  She was named Treasurer of the organization in 2008 and developed a financial model and accounting system to ensure that funds were being managed in compliance with standard accounting practices.

She served as chair of one of the first state-wide development workshops which was held in Albany in 2009 and a financial and programmatic success.

In her role as Treasurer, Barbara’s office processed all of SUNYCUAD’s financial transactions and handled all business matters including review and approval of conference contracts, insurance policies, conference registration and membership dues renewal and speaker reimbursement.

In 2010 she introduced SUNYCUAD to the University at Buffalo events management system which streamlined the conference registration and membership renewal financial transaction process and provided professional on sight conference management.

In her last year on the SUNYCUAD Board she developed a financial and business policy and procedures document for the Board of Directors.

Perhaps most importantly, Barbara consistently demonstrated a tireless work ethic and fearless approach in challenging times when the necessity of providing financial support to the organization through traditional institutional sources was called into question.

Barbara has served on the boards of numerous community organizations including the YMCA, Canisius College Wehle School of Business, Buffalo Arts Studio, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.  She is a member of the Buffalo Rotary and The Buffalo Club.

Her professional affiliations include the Association of Fundraising Executives, CASE, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, American Association of Museums and State University of New York Council for University Advancement.  She has served as adjunct faculty at Canisius College.

She holds a BA from Buffalo State College, and an MS from Canisius College.  Barbara has a Graduate School of Management Institution Certificate from Vanderbilt University, a Certificate in Planned Giving from John Brown Limited and a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard School of Business.  She is also a graduate of the Association of Fundraising Executives Training Academy.