Matt Wasserman serves as the vice chancellor of development for the University of Colorado Denver. He leads the development team in cultivating relationships with donors, matching donor interests with institutional priorities and encouraging long-term investment in CU Denver. Wasserman has directed philanthropic activities for CU Denver since 2010, achieving 300 percent revenue growth in three years, including three of the best fundraising years ever for the campus.
Wasserman started at the University of Colorado Foundation in 2007, overseeing development for the CU Denver Business School. He played a prominent role in the campaign for the school’s new home, which opened in early 2012.
Before joining the CU Foundation he was cofounder and partner of the Denver Development Group (DDG), a nonprofit and political fundraising consulting firm that represented several area organizations and Colorado elected officials. Wasserman also served as the membership manager for the Denver Art Museum, where membership numbers reached an all-time high in 2004 under his management. He previously worked on several state and national political campaigns.
Wasserman received a BA in political science from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado Denver. His community involvement includes serving on the board of the Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund, AXL Academy board and the Downtown Denver Partnership Membership Committee. Matt lives in Aurora, Colorado, where he and his wife, Jackie, spend time with their two children and three dogs.