Curt Simic is widely recognized as a national leader in fundraising for higher education, management of foundations, and foundation-institution relationships. Curt is President Emeritus of the Indiana University Foundation, where he served as President for two decades. Curt has more than forty years of experience in the areas of development, alumni engagement, and external relations at public and private institutions.
The recipient of many awards and honors, Curt is a presenter and author on development topics and has been an advisor and consultant to numerous colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. He has authored book chapters and articles about the relationship between foundations and their educational institutions, the fundraising responsibilities of foundation and of institutional governing board members, faculty relations, and funding mechanisms for foundations.
Curt earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. Curt’s volunteer leadership service includes the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and the Council for Advancment and Support of Education. He is a member of the boards of the Finish Line Youth Foundation, the Indiana University Art Museum, the Indiana State Museum, and the Indiana Golf Foundation.