University of the Sciences in Philadelphia recently named Joseph S. Leive director of major gifts in the University’s Office of Institutional Advancement. He had been serving as director of development for Temple University Health System since 2003. In his new position, he will be responsible to identify and encourage a wide range of individuals to provide significant financial support that will help advance the University’s mission.
An accomplished fundraising professional with 25 years of experience in institutional advancement, Leive has a long and successful track record in major gift solicitations and planned giving initiatives. He brings a strong background in fundraising, entrepreneurial orientation, major gift solicitations, and capital and special program campaigns. As director of development for Temple University Health System, Leive was responsible for building a system-wide fundraising program and coordinating all fundraising initiatives in five hospitals. Under his leadership, the fundraising program saw overall contributions increasing by 235 percent over a four-year period.
Prior to joining Temple University Health System, Leive served for five years as director of development at the Wills Eye Hospital, where he established the first-ever comprehensive fundraising program for the specialized academic teaching hospital. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center as director of development where he planned, directed, and coordinated all fundraising activities to support patient care services education, and research.
Leive is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. He attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, for his undergraduate education where he earned honors in political science. He earned his master of city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Leive, who is a native of New York, currently resides in Wynnewood, Pa