Annual fund and major gift directors on board

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David Rubin

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Chris Brentlinger


Two vice presidents at the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, who originally came to Portland from San Francisco, have been lured across the Willamette River for key positions in Reed’s development office.

David Rubin, who had been vice president for development services at OHSU, is the new director of Reed’s annual fund. Chris Brentlinger, erstwhile VP for major gifts at OHSU, is now director of major gifts at Reed.

“We are pleased and excited to have found two individuals who are so well suited to these positions,” says Johanna Thoeresz ’87, director of development. “David and Chris have hit the ground running and we are already hearing excellent comments about their work from alumni and others. Their arrival and the addition of several other excellent individuals in their units has allowed us to start the new academic year with a team that promises to maximize Reed’s ability to increase both our donor base and the amount of support we can generate from alumni and other sources.”

Rubin, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied piano and voice, spent nine years in development at the University of San Francisco before moving to Portland in 1998. Brentlinger, who has a degree in economics from Drew University, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya and undertook development roles in San Francisco for the Lighthouse and for Medical Aid for Afghan Children before arriving in Portland in 1991.