The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation

Welcome Dan Petrocelli

We are pleased to announce Dan Petrocelli as LSST Corporation’s new Senior Director of Development.

Dan brings over 20 years of fund development experience to his position, including serving as Director of Development at the University of Arizona (Steward Observatory, Eller College, and College of Science), where he identified new prospects, and cultivated and solicited gifts for all aspects of the Astronomy program at the University. He was responsible for securing a $20M gift for the Giant Magellan Telescope project and assisted with board development and engagement while with Steward, including increased board participation in philanthropy.

Prior to settling in Arizona, Dan served as Director Planned Giving at Clark University in Worcester, MA. His previous positions also include Associate Director of Planned Giving for Brown University in Providence, RI and at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA.

His areas of expertise include cultivation of donor prospects, planned giving, board development, volunteer management, and event planning in support of fund development efforts. Dan brings infectious enthusiasm for fund development to the Corporation. We look forward to working with him on future projects.

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