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Tony Werner

Tony Werner
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, Foundation President
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(920) 465-2018

Werner is the former President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Detroit. He returns to the region where he served as Director of Development for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, from 1997-99, and also worked in development for St. Norbert College and St. Mary’s Hospital.

As Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, Werner reports directly to the chancellor as a member of his cabinet. He is charged with leading and managing UW-Green Bay’s comprehensive advancement program in donor cultivation and stewardship, alumni relations and fundraising by way of major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. The Vice Chancellor also serves as President and ex-officio member of the UW-Green Bay Foundation board of directors, and as chief operating officer of the private, non-profit foundation.

Werner has nearly three decades of experience in fundraising, executive leadership, organizational strategy and planning and managing capital campaigns. He worked as President and CEO at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation from 2013 to 2016. There he was responsible for the fundraising operations and grant-securing opportunities to enhance child health via research, education and community outreach, while overseeing management of $100 million in assets.

From 2002 to 2013 Werner served as President of the Mercy St. Vincent Foundation, President of Mercy Children’s Foundation and President of St. Marguerite d’Youville Foundation II in Toledo, Ohio. Werner served as Director of Development for the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines (IA) from 1999 to 2002 and prior to his time at the Weidner Center, was the Director of Gift and Estate Planning at St. Norbert College in 1996-97. While in Green Bay, Werner voluntarily headed a capital campaign, raising $3.1 million for the Old St. Joseph’s Parish in De Pere and directed a $750,000 debt retirement campaign for St. John the Baptist Parish. He has served as a Trustee for Sparky Anderson’s CATCH Charity for Children since 2013.

Education: ChFC, Financial Planning, Ther American College; M.S., Management, Cardinal Stritch University, B.A., Communication & Journalism, St. Norbert College